Free Avalanche Awareness Tours

Free daily Avalanche Awareness Tours are run by the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol, these half day tours cover:

  • Safe travel
  • Terrain evaluation
  • Avalanche phenomenon
  • Control measures within W/B boundary
  • Avalanche safety equipment (they get to play with shovels, avalanche transceiver, probes etc)
  • Rescue techniques

This tour stays in-bounds the whole time. Those wishing to take part must be able to ski/ride a blue run (intermediate run) comfortably to join tours.

The tours meet every day outside the Avalanche Awareness Center at the top of Solar Coaster (the small Patrol office inside the building opposite the demo tent) on Blackcomb at 12:30pm. Please ask a Mountain Host for directions if neeeded. Please do not report to the Patrol Alpine office beyond Catskinner.