Private Guiding & Instruction
Looking to explore a new area or learn a specific skill?
Our Private Guiding & Instruction has been specifically designed to help you accomplish your goals & objectives this season! You choose the objective or skills you would like to cover and we will pair you with the best guide for the job. Get some friends together and design a day that’s all about you!
Looking to explore a new location or looking for a guide to show you somne of the best local secrets? Hiring a private guide is the perfect opportunity to get personalized instruction and get the most out of a proffesional guide.
Our Whistler-based guides are available for backcountry skiing and snowboarding, ski mountaineering and ice climbing or for instruction on topics such as avalanche awareness, climbing skills, navigation, glacier travel, crevasse rescue and more.
Our team of guides are here to give you the best experience whilst you are either visiting the Sea to Sky or a long time local. If you have something in mind, please let us know and we can help you make it happen.
Sample topics may include:
- Ski / splitboard technique
- Ski mountaineering technique
- Ice climbing
- Avalanche awareness
- Climbing skills and transitions
- Trip planning
- Glacier travel
- Crevasse rescue
The curriculum for the day will be based on your desired objective or instruction. One of our helpful MSAA saff members will be in contact after booking to determine your custom day & best guide for the job!
- Location: Garibaldi Park – adjacent to Whistler Blackcomb ski areas
- Duration: 1 full day (6-7 hours)
- Meeting Time: 8:15am
- Meeting Location: Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre
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.
If you require rentals or need to purchase equipment, we have teamed up with the experts at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. Follow the link HERE to purchase or rent gear for this course!
- Touring skis / splitboard and skins
- Avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe)
- Ski / snowboard boots (your regular boots will work with the touring bindings)
- Lift pass
- Weatherproof shell jacket and pants – dress for a day in the alpine
- Warm layers (fleece or puffy jacket)
- Thermal under layer
- Winter hat/toque
- Goggles and/or sunglasses
- Water (1 litre)
- Lunch and snacks
The important details:
Season: Nov – Apr
Duration: 1 Day (8:30am – 4:30pm)
Location: Coast Mountains
Max Ratio: 6 Clients to 1 Guide
Prerequisites: Depending on Objective
Price: $849 Group 1- 6ppl
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