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Backcountry

Whistler Blackcomb
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.
Spring Report

This avalanche hazard forecast is prepared for the area immediately surrounding Whistler Blackcomb - Terrain easily accessible as a day tour from Whistler Blackcomb's boundaries. This advisory refers to areas outside the ski area boundary.

Spring Danger Rating

Spring conditions in effect, the avalanche danger is variable and can range from Low to High. Travelling early in the day is recommended, as conditions can change rapidly in short periods of time due to daytime warming. Pay careful attention to the integrity of the surface crusts formed overnight and rising air temperatures during the day. Dry slab avalanche danger may also exist during spring snow storms.

Forecast provided by Whistler Blackcomb and Avalanche Canada.
Winter Products
Backcountry Guiding
Experience Whistler Blackcomb backcountry with expert guides, tours and adventures including Extremely Canadian Backcountry Guiding, Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau & Coast Mountain Guides. Learn More
Free Avalanche Awareness Tours
Free 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. The tour meets at the Avalanche Hut on the top of Solar Coaster and leaves at 12:30 for a 2.5hr tour.
Avalanche Skills Training
AST 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. Learn More
Backcountry Requirements
Required equipment and knowledge before entering Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Learn More