Private Guiding & Instruction

Private (up to 8 People): $849

Want some specific instruction? MSAA can help you with a personalized day!

Location: Whistler

Duration: 2 Days 

Prerequisites: AST1, Backcountry Experience, Crevasse Rescue is an asset

Fitness Level: Good 

This is a fast-paced course that takes backcountry skiers and snowboarders to the next level – winter ski mountaineering. With acres of complex terrain and big peaks easily accessible from the highway, the Coast Mountains are an ideal location to learn about ski mountaineering.

Our carefully designed curriculums have been crafted into a number of programs designed to help every level of student reach their full potential. 

Find out more: The Academy




  • Choose the best date for you using our booking system. Select your preferred start date.
  • Let us know what you would like to learn/work on in the special requirement or contact us to chat with a guide!

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Private Course:


Looking to improve your mountain skills and savvy? Planning to summit one of the local peaks in Whistler? Wanting to ski or climb in a more intimate style?

Hiring a private guide is the perfect opportunity to get personalized one-on-one instruction and guidance without having to deal with group dynamics.

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.

If you have something in mind, please let us know and we can help you make it happen.

The Curriculum is based on the client’s ability and desired outcome.

The Guide will determine the custom curriculum after a discussion with the client.

Sample topics may include:

  • Ski / splitboard technique
  • Ski mountaineering technique
  • Ice climbing
  • Avalanche awareness
  • Climbing skills and transitions
  • Navigation
  • Weather
  • Trip planning
  • Glacier travel
  • Crevasse rescue


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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)
  • Poles
  • Lift pass
  • 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


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