New Backcountry Adventures in Whistler by
Take the Next Step. Literally.
From the top of Whistler or Blackcomb, tantalizing backcountry ski & snowboard terrain stretches to the horizon in every direction. It’s accessible, and begging to be shredded. Take the next step.
Now you’re eyeing up that untracked line, it’s within reach, and you’re ready to rip. Or is it ready to rip? Avalanche safety and mountain awareness are critical skills to learn and practice frequently.
Boost Your Skills.
In a full day of mind-blowing guided backcountry skiing, telemarking or snowboarding, ACMG Guides will share techniques and tactics to hone your skiing, boost your safety knowledge, and heighten your awareness in big mountain terrain.
Private or Group. You Choose.
Backcountry Adventures run daily, December through April, when a minimum of 3 skiers are booked. Or book a Private; ski the lines you and your guide choose, travel at your pace, and get one-on-one coaching and instruction. With Privates you can also rally your group of up to 5 friends/family of similar ability.
You are in good hands. We are excited to announce that Keith Reid, President of the ACMG and recognized internationally as a senior guide/examiner with ACMG and IFMGA, is leading this exciting new program.
Keith knows the backcountry terrain around Whistler Blackcomb better than anyone, and he’s pumped to share it with more skiers and riders this winter.
Advanced intermediate to expert skiers can enjoy Extremely Canadian Backcountry Adventures, regardless of your touring experience. Adventures run daily – subject to weather, avalanche conditions, and meeting the minimum group size.
|8:30||Meet outside on the deck of Essentially Blackcomb, in the Carleton Lodge, in the main village between the gondolas|
|8:45||Head up Blackcomb or Whistler Mountain, then traverse with your guide out into Garibaldi Park.|
|9:30||Avalanche awareness & safety, mountain travel.|
|12:30||Big line skiing, continued avalanche safety & mountain travel skills training.|
|EOD||End of day back in the Village with tired legs and open eyes.|
|Dec 8-Apr 28.
Subject to conditions and number of participants
|Early Season||Regular Season||Holiday Season|
|Nov 22-Dec 9||Dec 10-16
Jan 7-Feb 8
Feb 23-Mar 22
|Dec 17-Jan 6
Mar 23-Apr 15
|Backcountry Equipment and Preparation Info Sheet||Download PDF|
|Backcountry Information Sheet and Booking Form||Download PDF|
|Backcountry Brochure with General Information||Download PDF|
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