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Overnight Ski Touring in Whistler

Spend a night under the stars away from the crowds in Whistler Blackcomb’s backcountry

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MODERATE PACE
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6 GUESTS PER GUIDE
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WHISTLER BACKCOUNTRY
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SPRING TOURING
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TWO DAYS / ONE NIGHT
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CA$595 per person

Spend two days ski touring and winter camping in the Blackcomb backcountry. Led by your local ACMG ski guide, you will have the opportunity to brush up on your route planning skills, learn how to pitch your winter campsite and how to manage food and water in the backcountry. Watch the sun go down as you prepare your evening meal with new friends, before spending the night in your cosy tent under the stars.

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Details

Where

In order to gain more elevation whilst wearing overnight backpacks, the group will head out to Whistler Blackcomb’s backcountry. The exact location will be determined by weather, snow conditions and overall ski ability of the group.

Who

For adventurous backcountry skiers and snowboarders with a good level of fitness and some ski touring/splitboaring experience. The ski terrain can be tailored to different ski and fitness levels, and the levels of comfort can be turned all the way up for a private booking. A massage looking out over endless snowcapped mountains in the remote backcountry? Why not!

When

We usually run our hosted trips at the end of the season in April, although a private booking can run any time between December and May. Whilst you may find deeper snow earlier in the season, March to May offers the most reliable weather and longer evenings – the temperatures tend to be a little warmer allowing for alfresco après in the evenings.

Aaron, Vancouver

First-class operation. It was fun, relaxed, very well organized and professional. Our guide was amazing. Can't say enough about what a great time I had.

John, Whistler

Amazing backcountry experience with Nickie and Ben in the backcountry!! Two fabulous days exploring and touring glaciers!

Leanne, Vancouver

All round a trip of a lifetime with ace people and a great ski touring experience!!!

James, Vancouver

Amazing trip! Fantastic guide. The whole trip was very well organized. Thank you Mabey Ski!

Itinerary

Day One

08:00 – Meet at Escape Route Demo Centre for briefing and kit pick-up
08:30 – Upload gondola towards Blackcomb
09:30 – Avalanche refresher before skinning up The Spearhead
10:30 – Set up basecamp at Decker Lake
11:30 – Head back out for laps with lighter packs
13:00 – Break for lunch in the backcountry
14:00 – Afternoon of ski touring / spliboarding
16:30 – Return to basecamp for debrief and winter camping tips
17:00 – Après drinks and snacks at basecamp
18:00 – Al fresco dinner cooked on personal stoves
20:00 – Sunset and turn in (the temperature will drop!)

Day Two

08:00 – Al fresco breakfast (cooked or cold)
09:00 – Morning of ski touring / spliboarding from basecamp
13:00 – Lunch in the backcountry
14:00 – Return to basecamp to pack up gear
15:00 – Head back to Blackcomb and download (due to conditions)
16:30 – Debrief and après at RMU

As with all backcountry trips, the exact locations and timings are subject to change dependent on weather and snow conditions.

Price & Dates

Next basecamp

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 April 2022

Price

$595 (+tax) per person

What’s included:

  • ACMG backcountry ski guiding for two full days
  • Park and camping fees
  • Winter camping tips and skills
  • Pre-trip logistics and hosted weekend
  • Guide’s meals
  • A complimentary beer at RMU

What’s not included:

  • Meals (backcountry meal package availabel for $30)
  • Lift pass (backcountry day pass available for $62)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Ski touring/splitboarding, avalanche safety, camping/cooking equipment*
  • Gratuities (not expected, but always appreciated)

*Please advise whether you require any backcountry, avalanche or camping equipment, and we will share some of our partner discount codes with you.

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