Spearhead Traverse

Types: Ski and Snowboarding, Touring, Traverse

Region: Whistler

Spearhead Traverse

An ultra-classic coastal ski tour, the Spearhead Traverse links up the Spearhead range behind Blackcomb Mountain with the Fitzsimmons Range of Whistler in a spectacular horseshoe shaped high-elevation traverse.

Spearhead Traverse

Whistler’s famous Spearhead Traverse! An ultra-classic coastal ski tour, the Spearhead Traverse links up the Spearhead range behind Blackcomb Mountain with the Fitzsimmons Range of Whistler in a spectacular horseshoe shaped high-elevation traverse. The route has it all: 12 glaciers, 11 high alpine passes, 34 kms and some of the most spectacular mountain views around.

While the trip can be done in a day by fit rando skiers, most groups spend 2-4 days on the route. We offer a few different options but the most popular is the 2-day traverse.

Upcoming Courses:

April 2021

2 Days
StatusAvailable
Group SizeUp to 6
Guide
Pricing
  • 4 Guests: $599.00
  • 3 Guests: $699.00
  • 2 Guests: $899.00
  • 1 Guest: $1,649.00

Fine Print:

  • A $250 deposit is due upon booking
  • The final payment due 60 days prior to the trip
  • Trips subject to 5% GST
  • We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance
  • Be sure to look over our Booking Policies
  • Participants will be required to sign a Waiver

Typical 2 Day Trip:

On the morning of the first day we sign some waivers, review our gear and head up the lifts. Once we top out on Blackcomb we head up and over the East Col and the adventure begins. After a nice long day of touring we camp at the back end of the range by the MacBeth Glacier. Future home to the next Spearhead Hut. The next morning, after some fresh coffee, we continue the traverse to the south and around Overlord & Fissile, past the new Kees & Claire Hut, and out the infamous Singing Pass Trail.

Spearhead Traverse
Select a Departure:

Highlights

  • Uber Classic Traverse
  • Amazing skiing
  • Easy Access
Types Ski and Snowboarding, Touring, Traverse
Region Whistler
Season March & April
Prices From $599.00

Difficulty: Difficulty: Intermediate Intermediate

Moderate Fitness, Advanced-Intermediate Ski Skills

What's Included

  • Pre-trip planning & support
  • ACMG/IFMGA Certified Guide
  • Breakfasts & Dinners while in the field
  • Group safety equipment
  • Group winter camping equipment (stoves, etc.)
  • Permits & Insurance
  • SWAG

What's Not Included

  • Personal equipment (some rentals are available)
  • Lunches & Snacks
  • Transportation to/from Whistler
  • Meals & Accommodation in Whistler
  • Trip cancellation, travel & medical insurance
  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, skis, etc.)
  • Extra days due to weather

Prerequisites

This is an intermediate ski mountaineering program. You must have some ski touring experience and be an intermediate to advanced downhill skier. Winter camping experience is not needed. If you’re unsure of your ability feel free to contact us to discuss the trip.

Clothing:

  • Wool or Synthetic Socks (1 or 2 pairs)
  • Base Layers, Top & Bottom
  • Light Jacket
  • Ski Pants
  • Gore-Tex or similar jacket
  • Warm Puffy Jacket
  • Down or Synthetic Booties
  • Toque & Brimmed Cap
  • Face Warmer
  • Light Gloves & Insulated Gloves

Personal Equipment:

  • 50-70L Pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Sun and Lip Cream
  • Head Lamp
  • Sleeping Bag (-7 to -12C)
  • Sleeping Pad (winter rated)
  • Tent
  • Camera (optional)
  • Face mask

Ski and Safety Equipment:

  • 3 Antenna Avalanche Transceiver
  • Shovel & Probe
  • Harness & 2 locking carabiners
  • Skis / Split-board & Boots
  • Poles, Skis & Skins
  • Ski Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Light Mountaineering Axe

Food:

  • Lunches
  • Snacks
  • 1L – 1.5L Water Capacity
  • Bowl, Cup & Spoon/Fork

Extras:

  • Professional Photographer
  • Sherpa
  • Lift Tickets
  • Tent, expedition pack, etc.

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