Half Day Snowshoe Tour Whistler | Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

Half Day Snowshoe Tour

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Snowshoe Adventure Tour - Mountain Skills Academy Adventure Tour


  • Per Person: $129
  • Private (up to 6 people): $459

Location: Whistler & Squamish   Duration: 3-4 hours   Fitness: Average   Ability: Introductory   Prerequisites: none  

Get away from the crowds and stomped out snow to experience the pristine natural beauty and fresh snow at our favourite hidden gems. You will explore through soft powdery snow while taking in the striking natural views.

Enjoy an interpretive tour led by our professional guides. Book your half day Whistler Snowshoe Tour and make the best of your time in Whistler.

Feeling more adventurous? Why not book a Full Day Snowshoe Tour.

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Duration: 3-4 hours

Departures: 8:30am / 1:30pm / Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

Book a Private Tour and book any day of the week!

(December 14th 2019 - March 22nd 2020)

Transportation: Please note that transportation is not included, but can be provided for an additional cost.

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

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Adventure Information

Step into a winter wonderland on amazing trails of old-growth forests with ancient cedars in geologically interesting landscapes. Let us take you on a rejuvenating excursion to our favourite areas and experience a unique atmosphere of natural beauty at a relaxing and enjoyable pace.

We offer several different tours, each destination wonderful with a focus on aesthetics and special viewpoints of interest. A snowshoe hike with a professional guide allows you to explore the wilderness with the reassurance of a safe and memorable outing.



Below are some of our favourite areas. To ensure the best experience, final trip destinations are subject to change based on weather, snow level and overall conditions. 

Easy Snowshoe:

Lost Lake 9km, 44m gain (2.5-3 hours). (5-10 mins, walk from village centre)

Lost Lake hosts an incredible trail network for snowshoes in the winter making it explorable year-round. The Lost Lake trails are extremely convenient for anyone without transportation as it’s a quick walk or bus ride from Whistler Village.

Train Wreck 5-7km (2 – 3 hours). (35-40 mins bus journey, one-way) 

The trail to Whistler Train Wreck is an easy, yet varied route through deep forest, across a great suspension bridge over Cheakamus River, to a stunning array of wrecked train cars. The trail from your car to the wrecks only takes about 15 minutes, however once you reach one wreck, you see another, then another. There are seven wrecks in total that are spread over an area about 400 metres long. Catch the number 20 or 20x bus from the Village Gate then get off at Legacy Way. 

Moderate Snowshoe:

Brandywine Falls Lava Lake Loop, 9km, 44m gain (2.5-3 hours). (40-50 mins drive, roundtrip) 

Venture on a pleasant trail past beautiful Douglas firs, on to a pine forest with small frosty ponds. Continue traversing a hemlock forest and varied viewpoints to make a pleasant loop. Conclude the adventure with a view of one of the most peculiar geological attractions near Whistler. A massive waterfall jutting cleanly over the lip of an ancient lava flow.

Loggers Lake and Ridge Loop Trail, 5.1km, 230m gain (2.5-4 hours). (35-40 mins bus journey, one-way) 

The loop trail to Logger’s Lake and back by way of Ridge Trail offers a variety of terrain and exercise opportunities with some short upwards and downward grades and some fantastic views. It is easily accessible by bus from Whistler Village and generally needs little trail-breaking, since it is a favourite of both locals and visitors. Catch the number 20 or 20x bus from the Village Gate then get off at Cheakamus at Bayly Park.

Things to bring:

• Snowshoes and Poles (Snowshoes can be rented through MSAA for an additional $15.00, apply when booking)

• Warm clothing (wool/synthetic recommended)
• Warm socks (wool/synthetic recommended)
• Winter boots/ warm and waterproof footwear
• Insulating jacket (down or similar)
• Shell jacket (Gore-tex or similar)
• Shell trousers (Gore-tex or similar)
• Warm gloves and shell gloves
• Warm hat
• Sunglasses
• Backpack
• Sunscreen
• Lunch/Snacks
• Water (approx. 1-2L)
• Hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate in a thermos (optional)


8:30am / 1:30pm / Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday


All food and beverage is the responsibility of the guest


No experience necessary; average fitness is required.

Meeting Place:
Trailhead of chosen Snowshoe trail, unless otherwise discussed.
Meeting Time:
Morning Tours: 0815 hrs unless otherwise discussed
Afternoon Tours: 1315 hrs unless otherwise discussed
Please note that transportation is not included, but can be provided for an additional cost.

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