MSAA logo EST 1991

LUXURY TOURS

LET'S GO EXPLORE AN ICE CAVE! HELI HIKING! DISCOVER A VOLCANO!

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MSAA logo EST 1991

LUXURY TOURS

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MOUNTAIN SKILLS ACADEMY & ADVENTURES

Since 1991 we have been specialists in the mountain disciplines of Backcountry Skiing, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Hiking, Mountain Safety and Mountain Adventures. We are proud of our good reputation and of the true expertise we provide.

ADVENTURES BELOW...

guest in front of active volcano during heli volcano tour

VOLCANO & ICE CAVE ADVENTURE

On this exciting mountaineering style experience, you will discover huge glacial steam vents fringed by sheer blue ice walls before exploring rare and beautiful glacial caverns with their vaulted ceilings and impressive crystal ice formations glowing brilliantly blue.

guide giving guest an interpretive tour of a thousand year old ice cave

ICE CAVE ADVENTURE

This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes off from Whistler and showcases some of the most breathtaking views in the BC. Appreciate the landscape of mountains and valleys, winding rivers and crashing waterfalls! 

Couple waiting for a Helicopter ride during Heli Hiking Tour

HELI-ACCESSED HIKING

Escape the hustle and bustle of Whistler, and avoid the popular and busy local routes. With a highly qualified guide, you and your friends start the day with a scenic helicopter ride through mountain valleys, over winding rivers and breathtaking scenery. 

Guide pointing at ice cave during heli ice cave adventure tour

THE MSAA EXPERIENCE

  • star rating  I completed the AST 1 course with April this weekend and loved it. Learned loads in a supportive and relaxed but rigorous environment, and can't wait to get out and... read more

    533samuelf
    3/10/2020
  • star rating  many thanks to our excellent and articulate back country guide April! What a gem. World class day. Would recommend.

    emilytN9889LG
    3/09/2020
  • star rating  I’ve been keen to try splitboarding for a few years now and saw this trip with MSAA and thought it looked ideal.
    That proved to be the case, the small... read more

    Paullyb
    3/05/2020
  • star rating  What an amazing experience, our guide Eric was so easy going and helpful. We were pretty nervous going in as we didn't have much experience, luckily it was just... read more

    Destination669828
    2/24/2020
  • star rating  The folks who took us around were very kind and helpful and very informative and generous with sharing their knowledge about the land and the plants as well as the... read more

    57masa57
    2/20/2020
  • star rating  nature can not be controlled by humans. So, the fact that we saw only 3 eagles is no one's fault.! At all. And I did learn quite... read more

    Curious146948
    2/17/2020
  • star rating  Via Ferrata in Squamish was a mind/body challenge with breathtaking views and a fun knowledgeable guide. A great way for non-climbers to get a real feel for mountaineering and see... read more

    YBNorth
    9/15/2020
  • star rating  Mountain Navigation course with Marlaina was such a fabulous, hands-on, practical course with a superb instructor! Recommended!

    bronwynp816
    8/31/2020
  • star rating  Had a great 2 day intro to alpine rock course with chief guide Eric. He made the experience enjoyable and relaxed, while ensuring we learned all of the appropriate skills.... read more

    T0PT5
    7/20/2020

LET OUR INCREDIBLE GUIDING TEAM SHARE THEIR LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS!

Our local certified guides ensure our guests have a safe, challenging, and fulfilling experience. Our aim is to exceed our clients expectations by bringing years of local knowledge, careful selection of terrain/environment, and exceptional client care. After all, our guest’s satisfaction is a matter of professional pride.

volcano luxury tour guests walking towards active volcano