Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry

Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry

As North America’s #1 Resort, Whistler Blackcomb is also your gateway to a vast area of unmarked and unpatrolled backcountry access in the Garibaldi Provincial Park. The allure of backcountry skiing and riding has increased over the last few years and many resorts, as well as manufacturers, are filling this demand with innovative products and services. Gathered below are resources to guides, training, gear and bulletins to make help make your adventure safe and prepare you for avalanche and glacier hazards.

Backcountry Clinics

Backcountry

Extremely Canadian Backcountry Clinics, and tours by Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau & Coast Mountain Guides.

Avalanche Advisory

Whistler Blackcomb avalanche advisory report.

Backcountry Gear

The right gear is essential to your Backcountry experience and safety.  Learn abount new products to help make the most of your trek.

What level backcountry recreationalist are you?

Backcountry

Advanced Backcountry Enthusiast

You are comfortable and competent using your probe and transceiver. Always enter the backcountry with a backpack and avalanche equipment. You have your AST Level 1 or greater.  You check hazard bulletins and are aware of daily snow and weather conditions.

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Backcountry

Intermediate Backcountry Recreationalist

You own all of your own equipment, including skins or split board, transceiver, probe and shovel. Your goal for this season is to use it more. You are signed up or ready to take your AST Level 1 and you want to venture out into some bigger.

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Backcountry

Basic to No Backcountry Knowledge

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

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