At Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures (MSAA) we pride ourselves on creating the very best experiences the Canadian outdoors has to offer. Since 1991, our organization has served as one of Canada’s leading professional guiding services, owned and operated by IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guides.
Our mission is to get more people out to appreciate the unique and inspiring landscapes that we work in. It doesn’t matter what ability, fitness or affinity your group may have for outdoors, we guarantee you a memorable experience. We guide on rock, snow, ice and hiking trails in the mountains, from half day excursions to multi-day expeditions.
With technology occupying the many of our youth’s spare hours, there’s no better therapy than to unplug and head out into the mountains. Our qualified staff continue to uphold our impeccable safety record, all while making the trip as enjoyable as possible whether hiking, introducing rock climbing on our via ferrata course, or trying ice climbing for the first time. We believe any time spent outside is valuable, but we always send the kids home with unforgettable experiences.
There’s countless options for your next corporate outing or team building activity, but at MSAA we believe bringing colleagues together in the outdoors is the best way to break down social barriers. With a skilled guide leading the group, guests will coach each other through a challenging environment of your choosing. Hike to a view point, cross an ancient glacier, try a hand at climbing rock on our unique via ferrata courses in Squamish and Whistler, or feel the rush of scaling frozen waterfalls on our ice climbing adventures. After a day out with MSAA, we guarantee your team will head back to the office with some exciting stories!
Whether your conference is based in Vancouver, Squamish or Whistler, our team at MSAA can customize a package to suit the needs of your clients. We can offer the complete package or partner with other activity providers for an unforgettable day away from the conference hall. Please contact us at Rachel@mountainskillsacademy.com with details about your conference and our staff will work with you to make the planning process as simple and hassle-free as possible.
At MSAA we love to think outside of the box. If your organization is interested in partnering for an event or you are a non-profit seeking sponsorship, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Please email your proposal to Junichi@mountainskillsacademy.com.
Does your First Responder department or unit work in remote or hazardous terrain? Do your personnel need specific mountain training? MSAA has been educating mountain guides since 1991 and our IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guides bring a lifetime of experience to their skills clinics. Our stellar guiding reputation and stringent risk management policies will ensure your personnel are ready for their next non-urban mission.
Since 1991 we’ve served as one of Canada’s leading mountain schools and professional guiding services. Formerly known as Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau in the coastal region and Mountain Skills Academy in the Canadian Rockies, in 2014 these two entities merged under the single banner of Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures.
Owned and operated by pioneering IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guides, MSAA brings a lifetime of passion and experience that’s reflected in our unique backcountry adventures. Contact Marlaina@mountainskillsacademy.com.
Have a media story in mind for your outlet or publication? We’d love to hear from you! MSAA will do its best to accommodate all media requests for online, print, radio and television stories. For more information please contact our media relations manager at Dan@mountainskillsacademy.com We have high resolution images available for download below, grouped by season.