Stop skiing in other people’s tracks and head deep into Whistler’s backcountry! Tour some of the best backcountry the southern Coast Mountains have to offer on this exhilarating overnight trip with a professional ACMG ski guide.
Backcountry Freeride on a greater scale and warm up in a cozy Backcountry Hut!
Stop skiing in other people’s tracks and head deep into Whistler’s backcountry! Tour some of the best backcountry the southern Coast Mountains have to offer on this exhilarating overnight trip with a professional ACMG ski guide. This is a great way to experience backcountry skiing in the Coast Mountains with the convenience of a cozy mountain hut to spend the night. You will learn about backcountry travel, route finding, avalanche safety basics and enjoy amazing powder turns in fresh coastal snow.
A great opportunity for learning and experience!
Skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers are welcome.
We strive to bring our guests to the best slopes the area has to offer. Location is chosen depending on current snow conditions.
Dates: Program available on a private basis with 2 or 3 day options available. Please contact our office for more information.
We are happy to help source any rental gear that you need for your trip
Avalanche safety kit is included! (tranceiver, shovel and probe)
2 Day Trip: pricing is subject to group sizes. 2 days trips start at $400 per person plus tax.
3 Day Trip: pricing is subject to group sizes. 3 days trips start at $550 per person plus tax.
Location: varies according to participant’s experience and ability. Please contact our office for more details.
Ratio: Maximum 6 to 1 client to guide
Food: Dinner and breakfast can be arranged for an additional cost of $40 per person / day (dietary restrictions must be disclosed at time of booking). You will be responsible for your own snacks and lunches
Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
Suggested Prerequisites: Participants must be comfortable and confident on blue (intermediate) runs in variable snow conditions.
We strongly recommend you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance upon booking and Emergency Evacuation insurance.
Emergency Evacuation and Medical
This coverage provides you with emergency air rescue if required and full medical. Parks Canada provides free evacuation within the Parks and if you are a Canadian resident your medical will be covered by National Health.
We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance. Emergency evacuation insurance is also compulsory for all our hut trips, as these typically take place outside of Parks Canada’s jurisdiction.
Trip Cancellation Insurance
To prepare for unforeseen circumstances we strongly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance at the time of booking your trip. Trip Cancellation insurance covers many scenarios to reimburse you for cancelled trips outside of your control.
Our recommended insurance provider is Tugo.Com who can be reached via the following:
All course prices are quoted in Canadian Dollars and are exclusive of a 5% Federal GST. Prices are subject to change.
Full payment is required at time of registration. Our preferred method of payment is by Mastercard or VISA through our online payment portal. We also accept Credit Card payment over the phone, bank transfer and cash.
Mountain Skills Academy takes mountain safety very seriously, however there is no way to completely mitigate risk in alpine environments. Prior to undertaking any of our courses or trips we require you to sign a waiver.
Mountain conditions are extremely unpredictable and can change at short notice. Our guides endeavor to undertake the routes and/or peaks that our clients desire, however our decisions will be impacted by conditions. Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds if conditions are not suitable to undertake a particular route on the day you have booked. We will however make every effort to take you out for the best day possible given the conditions.
Applicable to all tours and courses*: If conditions force us to cancel a course or trip we will do all we can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible we will offer a full refund. We reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability. *Does not apply to First Aid and WFR courses.
Adventures Cancellation Policy
Half Day and Full Day Programs
**On all multi day trips pre arranged add-ons are non-refundable (food, accommodation, etc).
1-2 Day Courses
3+ Day Courses
**If you are able to find someone else to take your place on a course, please let us know as we are more than happy to transfer bookings.
Minors (under the age of 18 for our courses based in Alberta and 19 for those based in BC) and custodial groups (youths affiliated with an institution where the parents/legal guardian are not present on the trip) may register for certain trips and courses with a letter of consent from parents or legal guardian as well as must sign a waiver and have their parents or legal guardian sign a waiver. Further, we abide by the Parks Canada Custodial Group winter backcountry policy as outlined here.
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