Basic Backcountry Knowledge

Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry

New or general knowledge of Whistler Blackcomb's backcountry terrain and ready to approach the mountains with reduced risk, safety and confidence.

Guides

Avalanche Awareness Tours

Free daily Avalanche Awareness Tours run by the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol

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Guided Backcountry Tours

Using a certified guide is the best way to ensure a positive experience in the backcountry. Build awareness and boost your skills with Extremely Canadian Backcountry Adventures.

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Training

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Avalanche Skills Training

Level 1 - Our Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course (AST 1) provides an entry-level decision-making framework for recreational skiers and snowboarders in winter backcountry avalanche terrain.

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Snow School

Improve your skills and confidence for the backcountry with a lesson from an experienced pro. From a MAX4 group lesson to an  Extremely Canadian Steeps Clinic to a Private Guide, choose the program that's right for you.

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Gear

Backcountry

Gear and Equipment

What to wear and where to find all your equipment and clothing needs for the backcountry.

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Backcountry

Backcountry Requirements

Required equipment and knowledge before entering Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry

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Resources

Avalanche Advisory

Whistler Blackcomb avalanche advisory report. Snowpack, conditions, weather and risk levels. Issued daily during winter season.

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CAC

CAC Bulletins

Latest Canadian Avalanche Centre backcountry forecast and bulletins.

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