Intermediate Backcountry Recreationalist

Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry
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.


Guided Backcountry Tours

Professional certified guides by with expert knowledge of Whistler Blackcomb backcountry terrain. Guided tours by Extremely Canadian Backcountry Adventures to experience Whistler's tantalizing backcountry.

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Avalanche Awareness Tours

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

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Photo: T.H. Jackson Huang

Avalanche Skills Training

AST Level 1 course provides an entry-level decision-making framework for recreationalists in avalanche terrain. AST Level 2 incorporates extensive practical field sessions in real avalanche terrain implementing a systematic approach for assessing and evaluating the potential avalanche hazard.

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Gear and Equipment

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

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Backcountry Requirements

Required equipment and knowledge before entering Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry

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Avalanche Advisory

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

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Avalanche Canada Bulletins

Latest Canadian Avalanche Centre backcountry forecast and bulletins.

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