As North America‚Äôs #1 Resort, Whistler Blackcomb is also your gateway to a vast area of unmarked and un-patrolled 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.


Patrol - Emergency

Backcountry Access Information Line: 604-905-2324.
Backcountry Access Route Status >

For on hill emergencies only


Accessing Garibaldi Provincial Park

When the high alpine lifts are closed due to avalanche danger, backcountry skiers and snowboarders should check in with Patrol (604-905-2324) at the dispatch offices on Whistler or Blackcomb for more information on how to safely access the backcountry. Backcountry access route status is also available on Epic Mix and on our Terrain and Lift Status page.

Re-entering the Ski Area Boundary

Skiers and snowboarders looking to re-enter Whistler Blackcomb’s ski area boundaries from the backcountry should check in with Patrol (604-905-2324) for up-to-date avalanche conditions and terrain closures within the ski area boundary. When re-entering the ski area boundary after hours please be aware of operational hazards such as grooming cats, snowmobiles and to adhere to all signage and fencing.