BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES IN WHISTLER BY EXTREMELY CANADIAN

EXTREMELY CANADIAN BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES

In a full day of mind-blowing guided backcountry snowboarding, telemarking or skiing, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) will share techniques and tactics to hone your skiing, boost your safety knowledge, and heighten your awareness in big mountain terrain.

What is Backcountry?


Backcountry skiing/snowboarding takes place outside of the Whistler-Blackcomb resort boundaries. Climb up, then ski down. With no line-ups, chairlifts, or trail markers the possibilities are endless and the views are breathtaking.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP. LITERALLY.
From the top of Whistler or Blackcomb, tantalizing backcountry ski & snowboard terrain stretches to the horizon in every direction. It’s accessible, and begging to be shredded. Take the next step.

BUILD AWARENESS.
Now you’re eyeing up that untracked line, it’s within reach, and you’re ready to rip. Or is it ready to rip? Avalanche safety and mountain awareness are critical skills to learn and practice frequently.

BOOST YOUR SKILLS.
In a full day of mind-blowing guided backcountry skiing, telemarking or snowboarding, ACMG Guides will share techniques and tactics to hone your skills, boost your safety knowledge, and heighten your awareness in big mountain terrain.

PRIVATE OR GROUP. YOU CHOOSE.

Backcountry Adventures run daily, December through April, when a minimum of 3 guests are booked. Or book a Private; ride the lines you and your guide choose, travel at your pace, and get one-on-one coaching and instruction. With Privates you can also rally your group of up to 6 friends/family of similar ability.
Group Tour Info & Pricing

BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES

LEVELS 5-6 PRICE

Intro to Backcountry Group

An introduction to Backcountry skiing with a slower pace and increased knowledge.

Ability Level: Minimum Intermediate skier, beginner to splitboarding & ski touring. Exertion Level: Low-Medium (~1+ hours of hiking)

Available: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Dec 8, 2018 - April 21, 2019
(Privates available everyday upon request)

$269

Experienced Backcountry Adventure

Explore the backcountry with fellow ski touring & split boarding enthusiasts.

Ability Level: Advanced skier, has previous splitboarding & ski touring experience. Exertion Level: Medium-High (~2.5+ hours of hiking)

Available: Wednesday & Saturday 

Gear Required:Touring skis or Splitboard & Avalanche Safety Gear

Dec 8, 2018 - April 21, 2019 (Privates available everyday upon request)

Group - $269 +5% GST

  Backcountry Lift Pass $39
  Packed Lunch $13

Gear Required: Touring skis or Splitboard & Avalanche Safety Gear

All prices quoted in CDN funds and subject to TAX. Prices subject to change.

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PRIVATE TOUR INFO & PRICING
LEVELS 5-6 PRICE BOOK WITH EXTREMELY CANADIAN*
  Backcountry Private

Ability Level: Levels 5-6. Exertion Level: Low-High (depending on objectives)

Available everyday upon request (Nov-April winter season)

 $829
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  Overnight Spearhead Traverse

An overnight backcountry camping trip venturing from Backcomb Peak to Whistler Peak.
Call for more information: 1-800-938-9656

 Starting at $1,735
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  Backcountry Lift Pass $39 $39
  Packed Lunch $13 $13

*PLEASE NOTE: All PRIVATE and OVERNIGHT Backcountry lessons must be booked directly through Extremely Canadian.
Call 1-800-938-9656 or visit www.extremelycanadian.com to book Private lessons.

Gear Required: Touring skis or Splitboard & Avalanche Safety Gear

All prices quoted in CDN funds and subject to TAX. Prices subject to change.

Program Dates

START LAST DAY
2018-19 SEASON Dec 8, 2018 April 21, 2019
SAMPLE ITINERARY FOR GROUP ADVENTURE

ITINERARY

8:00am Meet outside on the deck of Essentially Blackcomb, in the Carleton Lodge, in the main village between the gondolas.
 
8:45am Head up Whistler or Blackcomb “with lift-line priority”, then traverse out into Garibaldi Park.

9:30am-10:30am If you’re heading for a big objective, you’ll be well on your way by now. Newcomers will be learning avalanche rescue and snow safety while navigating through the backcountry.
 
Rest of the Day Will be spent skiing incredible powder runs, and accomplishing all of the goals laid out for the day depending on your program.

 

EQUIPMENT AND PREPARATION

Remember when head out for the day, we stay out for the day. It is very important to realize that one of the key distinctions of backcountry skiers/riders is that we climb many of the slopes we descend. This means our physical output is significantly different than skiing/riding inbounds. How we manage our temperature and protect ourselves from the environment is constantly changing. This is accomplished by proper clothing and effective layering. 
 
Please take the time to review the equipment list. This list is intended only as a general guideline:

 

  • Touring skis or split-board, with climbing skins.
  • Ski poles with powder baskets (required for both skier or boarders). It is recommended that boarders use collapsible poles.
  • Ski boots (ideally touring) or snowboard boots.
  • Back pack (25-30 litre)
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Airbag Pack (optional and not included in rental package)
  • Goggles
  • Sunscreen / Lip Protection
  • Waterproof breathable shell jacket (with hood) and pants
  • Warm non-cotton under layers.
  • Synthetic or Down parka (ideally with hood)
  • Gloves (spare gloves if you have them. Lighter weight touring gloves plus your usual winter gloves)
  • Toque and Helmet (Please bring a toque with you even if you wear a helmet. Its gets hot when you are going up!)
  • Sunglasses (even on a cloudy or snowy day)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Lunch and water (at least 1 litre). Bring your own healthy lunch and snacks or lunches are available for pre-purchase from Whistler Blackcomb for $14.00 tax included. Includes cookie, piece of fruit and sandwich – choice of ham, beef, turkey or veggie. Gluten free bread available. Choice of water or juice.
  • Layers – Give yourself some options for hiking, skiing, and when stopped.
  • Light fleece or equivalent
  • Head lamp (optional)

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