AST1 & Backcountry Skiing Discounts

Welcome winter, 2015/2016 We've well and truly said goodbye to summer here at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome in the winter. It's…

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Squamish Via Ferrata – Video

Since our launch of our Squamish Via Ferrata Tour last month, more and more people are hearing about this easy and accessible climbing experience just steps from the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola. Recent rain has cleared the sky of smoke from wildfires in the region, allowing pristine views of Howe Sound and the Tantalus Mountain Range once again. Our guides have been leading groups of all ages with children as young as eight years old to enjoy this unique and exhilarating experience. Beginning with a guided hike through old growth forest down from the Sea to Sky Gondola's Summit Lodge, the Via Ferrata experience starts with an easy traverse while guests get used to the harness and lanyard system. Before long, the ascent climbs glacier-polished granite rock with a mix of vertical climbing up metal rungs, traverses across the rock faces and crossing catwalks and a suspension bridge. Over your shoulder you'll have the inspiring views of the alpine peaks of Sky Pilot and Copilot as well as the vast expanse of Howe Sound and the Tantalus Mountains across the valley. Fun for the whole family and climbers of all abilities!

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Early Summer Condition Report! Via Ferrata’s & Glacier Discovery Tours

It has been a really exciting start to summer 2015, here at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures HQ. With our new branding, website and also our new Via Ferrata in Squamish - things are shaping up to be very busy this season! For those visiting (or even for those of us who are lucky enough to live here!) the Squamish and Whistler area this summer, we have plenty of unique adventures and experiences for all ages and abilities! We caught up with some of our Mountain Top Guides, to get the 'hot off the press' updates on the conditions out there!

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