Tantalus Ski Traverse

Types: Ski and Snowboarding, Touring, Traverse

Region: British Columbia

Tantalus Ski Traverse

A lesser known but still ultra-classic coastal ski tour, the Tantalus Ski Traverse is a must do. It follows the beautiful Tantalus Range, just west of Squamish, through a high alpine link-up of glaciers and ridges before a long final decent down into the valley. Even better, because the access is difficult there’s seldom anyone to be found in the entire zone!

Tantalus Ski Traverse

The Tantalus Ski Traverse can be done valley bottom to valley bottom but that requires a lot of slogging through the brush with skis on your back! So, to reduce the suffer factor and maximize the fun, we’ll kick start the traverse with a bump into Lake Lovelywater and make it a 2-day traverse. The first day we will ski up and over to the Haberl Hut which is nestled between Serratus and Dione. The next day we continue North around Dione, Tantalus, Zenith and finally Pelion before dropping down into Sigurd Creek and hiking out to our waiting vehicles.

Upcoming Departures:

March-April 2021

2 Days
StatusAvailable
Group Size4
Guide
Pricing
  • 1 Guests (per person): $2,299.00
  • 2 Guests (per person): $1,299.00
  • 3 Guests (per person): $849.00
  • 4 Guests (per person): $699.00
Notes Contact us for our 2021 trip dates.

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

2 Day Trip:

    The evening before the trip we’ll meet up to sign some waivers, review gear and shuttle a vehicle. Then, first thing the next morning we catch a helicopter ride up to the aptly named Lake Lovelywater. After the heli leaves and the valley is quiet we skin up and over the Alpha- Serratus Col for a long, north facing ski down. Then one hike up deposits us by the Haberl Hut where we’ll camp for the night.

    The next morning, after some fresh coffee, we continue the traverse to the north around Dione, Tantalus, Zenith and past Pelion. Once there we have an amazing 1200m ski run down into the valley before skinning & walking out to the cars.

Tantalus Ski Traverse
Select a Departure:
Types Ski and Snowboarding, Touring, Traverse
Region British Columbia
Season March & April
Prices From $699.00

Difficulty: Difficulty: Intermediate Intermediate

This is an intermediate ski mountaineering program.

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, tents, 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.

Extras:

  • Airbag Pack
  • Tent, pack, etc. are available
  • Lunches

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