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MOUNTAIN SKILLS ACADEMY & ADVENTURES

Since 1991 we have been specialists in the mountain disciplines of Backcountry Skiing, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Hiking, Mountain Safety and Mountain Adventures. We are proud of our good reputation and of the true expertise we provide.

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MOUNTAIN SKILLS ACADEMY & ADVENTURES

Since 1991 we have been specialists in the mountain disciplines of Backcountry Skiing, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Hiking, Mountain Safety and Mountain Adventures. We are proud of our good reputation and of the true expertise we provide.

COURSES BELOW...

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES, UNRIVALLED EXPERTISE

Our local certified guides ensure our guests have a safe, challenging, and fulfilling experience. Our aim is to exceed our clients expectations by bringing years of local knowledge, careful selection of terrain/environment, and exceptional client care. After all, our guest’s satisfaction is a matter of professional pride.

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Group digging in avalanche terrain Whistler backcountry

AVALANCHE SKILLS

Learn the latest avalanche safety and rescue skills with our expert course instruction.

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Introductory ice climbing training on ice walls

ICE CLIMBING

Our ice climbing courses are designed for beginner to advanced climbers.  

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Eric Dumerac Crevasse Rescue Tantalus

CREVASSE RESCUE

Learn to be self-sufficient with our Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel course.

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MOUNTAIN EXPERTS SINCE 1991

Group checking slope before skiing down powder whistler

CLINICS

A clinic is building and refining skills so that they are applied in an efficient and effective manner.

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Man skiing in powder in Whistler backcountry

BACKCOUNTRY

Get your first taste of the backcountry with a professional Mountain Skills Academy guide.

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Guide laughing in snow

WOMEN'S SERIES

Designed to provide the wonderful women of Whistler with knowledge, mentorship, and community support.

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BOOK YOUR NEXT COURSE TODAY!

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES, UNRIVALLED EXPERTISE

Our local certified guides ensure our guests have a safe, challenging, and fulfilling experience. Our aim is to exceed our clients expectations by bringing years of local knowledge, careful selection of terrain/environment, and exceptional client care. After all, our guest’s satisfaction is a matter of professional pride.

Association of Canadian Mountain Guides Logo
Avalanche Canada logo
International federation of Mountain Guides Logo
International climbing and Mountaineering federation logo
Group digging in avalanche terrain Whistler backcountry

AVALANCHE SKILLS

Learn the latest avalanche safety and rescue skills with our expert course instruction.

Book Now
Introductory ice climbing training on ice walls

ICE CLIMBING

Our ice climbing courses are designed for beginner to advanced climbers.

Book Now
Eric Dumerac Crevasse Rescue Tantalus

CREVASSE RESCUE

Learn to be self-sufficient with our Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel course.

Book Now

MOUNTAIN EXPERTS SINCE 1991

Group checking slope before skiing down powder whistler

CLINICS

A clinic is building and refining skills so that they are applied in an efficient and effective manner.

Book Now
Man skiing in powder in Whistler backcountry

BACKCOUNTRY

Get your first taste of the backcountry with a professional Mountain Skills Academy guide.

Book Now
Guide laughing in snow

WOMEN'S SERIES

Designed to provide the wonderful women of Whistler with knowledge, mentorship, and community support.

Book Now

BOOK YOUR NEXT COURSE TODAY!

THE MSAA EXPERIENCE

  •   I completed the AST 1 course with April this weekend and loved it. Learned loads in a supportive and relaxed but rigorous environment, and can't wait to get out and... read more

    533samuelf
    3/10/2020
  •   many thanks to our excellent and articulate back country guide April! What a gem. World class day. Would recommend.

    emilytN9889LG
    3/09/2020
  •   I’ve been keen to try splitboarding for a few years now and saw this trip with MSAA and thought it looked ideal.
    That proved to be the case, the small... read more

    Paullyb
    3/05/2020
  •   What an amazing experience, our guide Eric was so easy going and helpful. We were pretty nervous going in as we didn't have much experience, luckily it was just... read more

    Destination669828
    2/24/2020
  •   The folks who took us around were very kind and helpful and very informative and generous with sharing their knowledge about the land and the plants as well as the... read more

    57masa57
    2/20/2020
  •   nature can not be controlled by humans. So, the fact that we saw only 3 eagles is no one's fault.! At all. And I did learn quite... read more

    Curious146948
    2/17/2020
  •   Via Ferrata in Squamish was a mind/body challenge with breathtaking views and a fun knowledgeable guide. A great way for non-climbers to get a real feel for mountaineering and see... read more

    YBNorth
    9/15/2020
  •   Mountain Navigation course with Marlaina was such a fabulous, hands-on, practical course with a superb instructor! Recommended!

    bronwynp816
    8/31/2020
  •   Had a great 2 day intro to alpine rock course with chief guide Eric. He made the experience enjoyable and relaxed, while ensuring we learned all of the appropriate skills.... read more

    T0PT5
    7/20/2020

LET OUR INCREDIBLE GUIDING TEAM SHARE THEIR ENTHUSIASM TO GUIDE YOU ON AN EXCITING MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE!

Our local certified guides ensure our guests have a safe, challenging, and fulfilling experience. Our aim is to exceed our clients expectations by bringing years of local knowledge, careful selection of terrain/environment, and exceptional client care. After all, our guest’s satisfaction is a matter of professional pride.

LET OUR INCREDIBLE GUIDING TEAM SHARE THEIR ENTHUSIASM TO GUIDE YOU ON AN EXCITING MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE!

Our local certified guides ensure our guests have a safe, challenging, and fulfilling experience. Our aim is to exceed our clients expectations by bringing years of local knowledge, careful selection of terrain/environment, and exceptional client care. After all, our guest’s satisfaction is a matter of professional pride.

THE MSAA EXPERIENCE

Andrea Claire
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"I loved my AST 1 training with April! She is so passionate and knowledgeable you can't help but fully engage. I definitely had my nerves about the course, but April holds a super safe and inclusive space and breaks things down really well. Stephanie was supporting April, and she was also amazing. Very patient and always very clear with her explanations. I highly recommend both guides!"
Cole Daniel
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"Took my AST Level 1 with Kurt. Awesome guide and an awesome course! Would highly recommend to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of the mountains and avalanches."
Emily T
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"Many thanks to our excellent and articulate back country guide April! What a gem. World class day. Would recommend."
@Destination669828
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"What an amazing experience, our guide Eric was so easy going and helpful. We were pretty nervous going in as we didn't have much experience, luckily it was just myself and my brother and nobody else besides our guide. It was a spectacular day and we made our way up to the peak and then boarded down the beautiful glacier to a breathtaking ice rock."

READY TO DISCOVER ADVENTURE?

Continuing Courses Safely

MSAA is very excited to explore and enjoy our beautiful wilderness with you, once again.

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