Guided Ski Touring Trips - Explore Whistler's Backcountry

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DSK Guiding Provides Guiding, Training and Instruction in Hiking, Backcountry Ski Touring, Sea Kayaking, Navigation, Glacier Travel, Crevasse Rescue & Avalanche Safety. 

Day Touring in Whistler or Pemberton Backcountry

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Day Touring in Whistler or Pemberton Backcountry


Backcountry Tours out of Whistler/Pemberton

Ski tour the area that surrounds Whistler.  A short drive or gondola ride accesses some of the most touring friendly areas in Western Canada. The region gets enormous amounts of snow that transforms the mountains into a skiing paradise.  Big gentle glaciated valleys, steep north faces, challenging couloirs. On snowy weather days ride among trees and glades or drop pillow lines. 

Dates:  Dec 19 and 20th (sold out), 28th, 29th (sold out), 30th (sold out), 31st.  January 2019: 3, 4, 5 (Note your preferred dates when booking)

Pricing: $200pp/day

  1. Up whistler or blackcomb (backcountry lift ticket not included $62):  Spearhead range, Fitzsimmons range. Or up the Duffy lake backcountry area.

  2. Helicopter lifts available for custom groups (extra cost)

Description: Experience the trip of a lifetime, while pushing your limits and skills in the world renowned backcountry of spectacular Whistler, BC.  Guided by experienced, professional ACMG Guide(s). Avoid the lift lines and crowds of WhistlerBlackcomb, with all the amazing turns and epic powder your heart desires.  

We can take care of all door to door logistics related to a day out in the mountains. Transport, lift passes, helicopters, food/drinks are options we can organize, so you only need to get your boots, touring gear and pack out the door. Or simply meet at the Lifts.

Where: There are routes and lines that will satisfy everyone and we have decades of experience figuring out perfect route combinations in matching your group's ability to the most favourable terrain and the days current snow and weather conditions.  Options exist to use either Whistler Blackcomb's lift system to get into Garibaldi Park, or to access the mountains by helicopter.  Roads going high into the Duffy lake area also offer many access options. There are so many options!    

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Equipment required (full equipment list and pre-trip coaching provided upon booking):  

  • Personal or rented touring gear:  touring skis/boots or splitboard/snowboard boots, skins, poles.  If you require assistance renting gear, please mention in your booking.

  • Avalanche safety equipment:  transceiver/beacon, probe, shovel, avi-bag (recommended).  If you require assistance renting gear, please mention in your booking.  

  • Clothing:  Cold weather, waterproof, layered clothing.  

  • Ski clothing/gear

  • Sunscreen/sunglasses

  • Personal snacks

  • Don’t forget your camera!

Your guide will be equipped with guide pack (first aid/communications/repair stuff).

$200 per person, per day (not including food or transportation to/from designated meeting place, parking, or WhistlerBlackcomb backcountry lift pass)

*Online Bookings required
**All participants are required to sign a Waiver of Liability>>
***Please call 604.938.4056 or email with any questions

Our Cancellation Policy is different for all trips. DSK Guiding wants to give you opportunity and freedom to change plans. However, organizing and running trips does involve our financial commitment.  We will always strive to fill a vacated trip placement and provide a 95% refund (less any banking related fees, 5% held to cover administrative costs). Your happiness with any of our services is most important

We reserve the right to cancel or change a booking or trip at any time before start date with a 100% refund (less any banking related administrative fees)  to the customer. DSK Guiding cannot be held accountable for any expenses incurred due to trip cancellations or changes. We recommend you consider purchasing 3rd party trip cancellation insurance to protect yourself from unforeseeable issues.  

Multi Day Trips: 30-days prior to start of trip: 95% refunded (less any banking related administrative fees, 5% held to cover administrative costs).

Within 30-days to trip start date. 100% payment has no refund guaranteed.    

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