Whistler Ski Touring
Types: Ski and Snowboarding, Touring
Escape the crowds and line-ups for some amazing backcountry ski touring & ski mountaineering in the mountains around Whistler!
Whistler Ski Touring
For our weekly Whistler Ski Touring program we tackle the local mountains around Whistler, BC for some amazing powder skiing. Often this means that we use the popular Whistler-Blackcomb resort to access Garibaldi Park and the simply amazing skiing located in the backcountry just off the ski hill. Other times it means that we head into the adjacent mountains like Rainbow for a true human powered adventure. It all depends where we think the best snow will be.
Whistler mountain has a ton of easily accessible ski touring that can be accessed right the ski lifts. 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!
Over on the Blackcomb side the Spearhead Range is much higher and offers a wide variety of high alpine, glaciated skiing. Anything from steep faces and couloirs.
Across the valley in the Rainbow mountain area the snow is usually a little deeper and there's all kinds of options from open glades to big alpine slopes.
We run this trip every Saturday between January 15 and March 30. Of course we can often accommodate other days if that doesn't work for you though the sooner we know the better.
Who’s this trip for:
The Whistler Ski Touring trips works for anyone from beginner to advanced, both skiers and split boarders. With the wide variety of terrain available we can find the trip to match. A reasonably level of fitness is needed but no backcountry or avalanche experience necessary. Let us show you the secret backcountry power stashes and amazing big mountain lines that only the locals know about!
Some of our Favorite Tours:
- Best Pow: Disease Ridge into Chutting Gallery
- Steeps & Couloirs: Cham Chutes - Vista Chute - Husume
- Glacier Tour: Spearhead - Decker
- Backcountry Warm-up: East Col - Circle Lake - Body Bag Bowl
How to Sign up:
- Open Groups: Meet new friends and ski! Just pick one of our weekly trips below and signup.
- Private Group: Get your own guide and you call the shots. We guide to your ability level and backcountry conditions. Available all season long!
Whistler Open Group - Saturdays
This trip is available daily between December and April subject to guide availability.
Jan 22 2022
Jan 29 2022
Feb 5 2022