BackcountryWhistler BlackcombAs 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 ClinicsExperience Whistler Blackcomb backcountry with expert guides, tours and clinics including Extremely Canadian Backcountry Clinics, Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau & Coast Mountain Guides.
Free Avalanche Awareness ToursFree daily Avalanche Awareness Tours are run by the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol in the winter. These half day tours cover: Safe travel, terrain evaluation, avalanche phenomenon, control measures within boundary, avalanche safety equipment & rescue techniques.
Avalanche Skills TrainingAST programs are an essential first step to safe backcountry use in the winter. Based on curriculum established by the Canadian Avalanche Centre, AST 1 and 2 courses provide a blend of practical field days with indoor theory.
Backcountry RequirementsRequired equipment and knowledge before entering Whistler Blackcomb BackcountryLearn More