Have you been wanting to try backcountry skiing or snowboarding?
Spend a day with one of our patient, professional guides and learn to enjoy the backcountry. No backcountry experience is required to do the Intro to Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding.
There is no better place in the world to learn backcountry skiing than Whistler and our guides will ensure you have an enjoyable and educational day. This is a must-do tour to complete your stay in Whistler.
What is the Backcountry Taster?
This is a fun and educational day in the backcountry adjacent to Whistler Blackcomb. We spend a full day skiing and riding while covering uphill and downhill skills in powder, equipment use and safety awareness.
This is a Full Day Adventure starting at 8:30am and finishing at 4:30pm. Groups can expect 2 – 4 runs for the day, depending on ability and fitness level.
Min Age: 16 yrs
Private: We do take younger children on Private Tours. Please contact us for more details.
Bring a camera to capture this amazing adventure! If you have a GoPro we have helmets with mounts for you!
Book your adventure
Private (1-6 ppl)
Prepare for your adventure...
Ski Jacket & Pants
To keep yourself warm and dry during the day ski shell jacket & pants are a must!
It can get cold in the alpine (trust us!). Bring some extra layers to stay warm.
You will need the appropriate touring boots & skis/board. If you are not sure about this contact us or you can rent from Escape Route.
You will need a ski pass to access Whistler Blackcomb. If you don’t already have a season pass we sell this when booking!
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