Kees and Clair Hut – Hut Based Ski Touring
Types: Ski and Snowboarding, Ski Lodge, Touring
Escape the crowds and line-ups for some amazing backcountry ski touring & ski mountaineering in the amazing Whistler backcountry!
Next Departure:Leaving Feb 14 2022 from $1,149.00
Kees and Clair Hut - Hut Based Ski Touring
The Kees and Claire Hut is located behind Whistler Ski Resort in the Fitzsimmons range on the edge of Russet Lake. It's the first of 3 huts that will eventually created a hut system along the popular Spearhead Traverse. However, as a stand-alone backcountry ski destination the 38 person Kees and Claire hut is ideally situated at 1950m on the border of excellent tree skiing and big alpine peaks like Mount Fissile.
This year we're excited to be offering a 4-day, low ratio backcountry ski touring trip out of the Kees and Claire hut. Let us arrange your food, hut booking, lift tickets (if you need some) and of course some amazing backcountry guides! We're limiting numbers on this trip to 4 guests and two guides (a lead guide and a tail guide) for a very customizable and intimate backcountry experience.
Whistler mountain has a ton of easily accessible ski touring that can be accessed right from the hut. It's a great zone for storm days as there's lots of open tree skiing in the sub-alpine glades with amazing terrain and powder! But when the sky breaks blue there are a ton of amazing high alpine lines to explore. Let us show you the secret backcountry power stashes and amazing big mountain lines that only the locals know about!
Who’s this trip for:
The Whistler backcountry has a range of terrain for anyone from beginner to advanced, both skiers and split boarders. This particular trip is low-ratio and will be ideal for anyone that has a reasonable level of fitness (can walk uphill for a few hours), no backcountry or avalanche experience necessary.
The Kees and Claire Hut
The Kees and Claire Hut is a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient backcountry hut with 38 sleeping spaces divided into 6 sleeping areas. It is heated, so all you’ll need is a light sleeping bag (and mattress, for the time being - the hut hopes to provide mattresses in the not too distant future). The hut is fully equipped with propane stoves, cookies equipment, pots, plates, utensils, etc. Only food needs to be carried in. The hut has indoor composting toilets for your comfort and to minimize environmental impact. The hut has electricity and lights and USB ports for charging phones, etc. There is also cell phone service at the hut.
Feb 14 to 17 2022
- 8:00 Meet at Blackcomb Mountain Base
- 8:30 Upload gondola and ski tour to the Kees and Claire hut (4 hours)
- Drop gear and possible extra run
Day 2 & 3
- 9:00 to 16:00 Skiing
- 7:30 to 8:30 Breakfast
- 9:00 to 16:00 Skiing
- 16:00 Return to Whistler Base