Private Guiding & Instruction​

Private (up to 4 People): $999.00

Want some specific ice climbing instruction? Our Private Ice Climbing Instruction is just what you are looking for!

Location: Sea to Sky

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: None

Fitness Level: Good 

Our private Ice Climbing Instruction is designed to help you accomplish your goals this season. You choose the objective and let us know what you’d like to cover and how hard (or relaxed) you would like the day to be. Get some friends together and design a day that’s all about you!

Our carefully designed curriculums have been crafted into a number of programs designed to help every level of student reach their full potential. 

Find out more: The Academy

COURSE DETAILS BELOW...

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We are currently not running this course. Please contact us if you are interested in taking this course.

COURSE INFORMATION

Looking to improve your mountain skills and savvy? Planning to summit one of the local peaks in Whistler? Wanting to ski or climb in a more intimate style?

Hiring a private guide is the perfect opportunity to get personalized one-on-one instruction and guidance without having to deal with group dynamics.

Our Sea to Sky guides are available for backcountry skiing and snowboarding, ski mountaineering and ice climbing or for instruction on topics such as avalanche awareness, climbing skills, navigation, glacier travel, crevasse rescue and more.

If you have something in mind, please let us know and we can help you make it happen.

Meet at 8:15am at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre (#7 – 4433 Sundial Place, Whistler).

The guide will lead a short briefing (discussing current conditions and weather) and have everyone perform a gear check. From there you will head to the ice climbing route.

Our favourable location is on Blackcomb mountain which requires access via the gondola. To climb on Blackcomb you must be at least an intermediate skier or snowboarder to access the climbing site.

Off-resort locations are available that do not require skiing depending on ice condition. Please inquire at time of booking.

Rentals/Purchase:

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If you require rentals or need to purchase equipment, we have teamed up with the experts at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. Follow the link HERE to purchase or rent gear for this course!



Equipment:

The complete gear list might be different depending on goals and experience. Contact our team for more details.

  • Backcountry Lift Ticket or valid Whistler Blackcomb lift pass may be required depending on climbing location
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Ski/Snowboard Boots (only if skiing to ice route) or Mountaineering Boots
  • Crampons
  • 2x Ice Axes
  • Warm clothing (wool/synthetic recommended)
  • Warm socks (wool/synthetic recommended)
  • Insulating jacket (down or similar)
  • Shell jacket (Gore-tex or similar)
  • Shell trousers (Gore-tex or similar)
  • Warm gloves and shell gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Water (approx. 1-2L)
  • Hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate in a thermos
  • (optional)

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