Winter Ski Clinics

At Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, taking people into the mountains is how it all started. We are pleased to be one of the go-to guiding companies for Squamish & Whistler Mountaineering. We love to take people into the high mountains on treks they will always remember. Our top guides know the terrain and the best route options.

We have designed mountaineering courses for all levels of experience, and for anyone who has a good fitness level.

If you don’t see the ideal Squamish or Whistler mountaineering course listed below, the team at Mountain Skills Academy is happy to put together the ideal course for your time available, skill levels, and goals.

COURSES BELOW...

HOW TO BOOK

• Choose a Course date that’s best for you.

• Gear up! If you already have the gear that’s great…..if not you can rent everything from Escape Route. Don’t forget you get 15% off rentals if you book a tour with MSAA!

• Book yourself onto a Course using our online booking system!

• Book a Private Course and we can work around your plans.

Did you know we also run many different courses! Check out our Courses page for more details!

Intro to Backcountry Ski & Splitboarding

Ability: Introductory

Duration: 1 Day

Fitness: Average

Prerequisites: None

Have you been wanting to try backcountry skiing or snowboarding? Spend a day with one of our patient, professional guides and learn to enjoy the backcountry.

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Companion Rescue Skills Clinic

$159 per person

Ability: Intermediate

Duration: 1 Day

Fitness: Average

Prerequisites: Ski Touring

Spend the day with a guide who will teach you the most up-to-date Search and Rescue techniques.

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Advanced Backcountry Clinic

$599 per person

Ability: Advanced

Duration: 1 Day

Fitness: Very Good

Prerequisites: AST1 & touring experience

Learn how to formulate a logical, concise and dependable safety plan for backcountry skiing or splitboarding.

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Performance Backcountry Clinic

Ability: Intermediate

Duration: 1 Day

Fitness: Good

Prerequisites: Ski Touring

Enjoy the backcountry terrain beyond the Whistler Blackcomb ski area boundaries. Start your day with a lift assist, then leave those lift lines behind. 

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