The Women's Backcountry Series

THE WOMEN’S BACKCOUNTRY SERIES is a program designed to provide the wonderful women of Whistler with the knowledge, mentorship, and community support necessary to ski & splitboard safely in the backcountry. The WBS is presented by MOUNTAIN SKILLS ACADEMY, in partnership with THE ESCAPE ROUTE, and HUNTER GATHER.

The Women’s Backcountry Series is a community project and as such, it will rely on the dedication, generosity, and stoke of the community to make it happen. What I’m trying to say is that THIS IS YOUR PLACE. This is a grassroots initiative to develop a community of women here in Whistler who believe that coming together can make us all stronger.

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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!

WBS - Intro to Backcountry

$229 per person

Ability: Introductory

Duration: 1 Day

Fitness: Good

Prerequisites: Intermediate runs

The WBS ‘Introduction to Backcountry ‘is a one-day course designed to introduce you to the gear and the basic skills you will need to begin to explore the backcountry.

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WBS - Avalanche Skills Training 1

$279 per person

Ability: Intermediate

Duration: 2 Day

Fitness: Good

Prerequisites: Intermediate Ski/Board

Well regarded as the areas leading avalanche skills educator, MSAA provides an exceptional Level 1 Avalanche Skills Training Course. 

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WBS - Companion Rescue Skills Clinic

$159 per person

Ability: Intermediate

Duration: 1 Day

Fitness: Good

Prerequisites: Ski Touring

Advance beyond the scope of AST1 by learning how to deal with multiple burials, close-proximity multiple burials, deep burials, co-ordinate group rescues, and search without transceivers.

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WBS - Advanced Backcountry Skills Clinic

$249 per person

Ability: Intermediate

Duration: 1 Day

Fitness: Good

Prerequisites: Intermediate Ski/Board

The Advanced Backcountry Skills Clinic is designed help refine your technique and further develop your backcountry decision making skills.

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