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Coast Backcountry Ski & Splitboarding

Experience true backcountry, world class terrain that is easily accessible in a timely manner.

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BOOK NOW Price: $269.00 /per person Book Now

BOOK NOW Price: $269.00 /per person

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Coast Backcountry Ski & Splitboarding

Experience the true winter wilderness away from the lifts and crowds.

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Join one of our Professionally Certified ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) guides and let them share their passion for this sport. 

Visit our Guides Page to find out more about your guide.

Head to the Coast Mountains, with options ranging from Squamish to Pemberton, for a truly off-the-beaten-track adventure. Or enjoy the backcountry terrain beyond the Whistler Blackcomb ski area boundaries. Start your day with a lift assist, then leave those lift lines behind.

Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or info@mountainskillsacademy.com

ADVENTURE information...

ADVENTURE INFORMATION

Conditions are almost always favourable with lots of powder to ensure great turns for all. Groups may get up to 3 – 5 runs and up to 5,000 ft of vertical descent for the day depending on ability and fitness level. If you are unsure of your ability please contact us.

Geared for advanced and expert skiers or snowboarders we can always find the best terrain for you!

Important Information

  • Avalanche safety equipment is not included (transceiver, shovel, probe)
  • Touring skis/splitboard required.
  • Geared for intermediate, advanced and expert skiers or snowboarders. Beginners to backcountry skiing and splitboarding are encouraged to try our 1 Day Intro to Backcountry Skiing Touring and Splitboarding course.
  • Participants must be comfortable and confident in intermediate terrain [blue runs] in a variety of snow conditions. If you are unsure of your ability, please contact us for more information.
  • Groups can expect 3 – 5 runs and up to 5,000 ft of vertical descent for the day, depending on ability and fitness level
  • Transportation is not included.
*We require a minimum of 3 for our tour to run. If the tour is unable to run we will contact you 48hrs prior with alternative options.
  • Locations:

      Squamish: Hosts touring opportunities for all skill levels and abilities. Whilst the rolling meadows of Paul Ridge are a great starting point for beginner enthusiasts the terrain rapidly changes.

      Duffey Lakes/Pemberton: Classic, coastal big-mountain skiing. This area offers a lifetime of options to choose from. This location is a must visit for skiers and splitboarders!

  • Duration: 1 full day (6-7 hours)
  • Meeting Time: 8:15am
  • Meeting Location: Dependent on touring destinations.

When booking you can specify your destination or we can provide suggestions based on your experience and ability.

Please note whilst we’ll do our best to go where you want to, sometimes the conditions dictate otherwise. If this is the case we’ll contact you to discuss some other great options.

Rentals/Purchase:

If you require rentals we have teamed up with local rental companies to provide discounted rentals. Visit our rental page HERE for more information!

Equipment:

  • Touring skis / splitboard and skins
  • Avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe)
  • Ski / snowboard boots (your regular boots will work with the touring bindings)
  • Poles
  • Weatherproof shell jacket and pants – dress for a day in the alpine
  • Warm layers (fleece or puffy jacket)
  • Thermal under layer
  • Gloves
  • Winter hat/toque
  • Helmet
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (1 litre)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Camera

The important details:

Season: Nov – Apr

Duration: 1 Day (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Location: Sea to Sky/Duffey Lake

Max Ratio: 6 Clients to 1 Guide – minimum 3 to confirm

Prerequisites: Very Good Fitness & Advanced Skier

Price: $269/per person | $949/private (up to 6ppl)

Duffey Lake Tour:

Classic, coastal big-mountain skiing. This area offers a lifetime of options to choose from.

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Private Tour:

Book a Private adventure and have a guide to yourself:

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Squamish Tour:

Squamish hosts touring opportunities for all skill levels and abilities. 

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