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.
Bring a camera to capture this amazing adventure! If you have a GoPro we have helmets with mounts for you!
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.
THE MSAA EXPERIENCE
Amazing experience - will never forget!I signed up for the Intro to Backcountry course and was quite nervous due to my lack of experience in the backcountry. Our guide, April, was extremely patient and understanding. I was definitely the slowest and the least experienced haha, but I never felt pressured and April and the group were incredibly helpful and reassuring. I can't recommend this course enough.
Fantastic ExperienceFantastic Experience. I participated in the Introduction to Split-boarding. Highly recommended! April is an excellent guide, patient and extremely knowledgeable.
Beyond my Expectations!I participated in the "Women`s Intro to Backcountry" course and my experience was beyond my expectations. April and Meagan are excellent guides, both are extremely knowledgeable and their passion for this sport contagious.
Amazing!What an amazing and professional program. Just completed my AST1 with April Mason who was an incredible teacher. Learned so much and feel so much more confident in the back country. Highly recommend the program and will continue my mountain education with MSAA
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