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. 

Intro. to Ski Touring in the Whistler Backcountry - locals only special

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Intro. to Ski Touring in the Whistler Backcountry - locals only special

130.00 250.00


Full Day December 26th, 2018 (Only a few spaces remaining)

Pricing: $250 per person, or only $130 each for Whistler locals if booked by December 21st, 2018. If you have a group of 6 and you wish to book together, please email us at to arrange a different date for your group at $600 for the day.

Whether you are a seasoned backcountry adventurer, and just want to learn more about touring in our spectacular mountains and meet more like-minded locals, or you have a strong desire to venture past the ski area boundary ropes and escape the insanity of the crowds and lift lines, into the unlimited powder and vast terrains off the backside of Whistler or Blackcomb., treat yourself and/or a loved one this Christmas to this Whistler locals only, one (day) day Intro. to Backcountry Touring. Instructed and guided by an ACMG Ski Guide (Association of Canadian Mountain Guide) and CAA Professional Member (Canadian Avalanche Association) Certified Instructor., with over 30-years experience in the Sea to Sky area.

This is a very hands-on Introduction course that will take the group into the backcountry off Whistler or Blackcomb or off the Duffy north of Pemberton (location depending on weather and avalanche conditions), so there will be a pre-trip planning communication via phone or email to ensure you are well prepared for the day. before heading out as part of the lessons.

While we recommend having at least your AST1 or AST2 certification, it is not required for the course, as we will include an introduction to Avalanche Safety and companion rescue. Although, we highly recommend taking an AST1 course as a follow-up to this program.

Learning Goals:

  • Basic Avalanche Safety and Rescue

  • Learn how to use backcountry ski/board touring equipment and skins.

  • Pre-trip Planning

  • Analyzing snow and weather conditions, reading the terrain and route planning.

  • Learn how to stay safe in the backcountry and what to do when things don’t go as planned.

  • Most important: have fun and meet new friends.

  • Join us for an Apre Ski Touring drink at the end of the day.

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Equipment (a full list and details will be emailed after you register):  

  • Full back-country Ski equipment, with touring bindings and skins, or splitboard with skins. We can assist with rentals if required.

  • Avalanche Safety Kit (avalanche transceiver, collapsible shovel, and probe). Optional: Inflatable Avalanche Backpack. We can assist with rentals of Avalanche equipment if you don’t have your own.

  • Layered clothing for winter environment in temps down to -15.

  • Pack Lunch, snacks, water.

  • *WhistlerBlackcomb Seasons Pass or Backcountry lift passes will be available for purchase through DSK Guiding (not included)

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

Skill Requirements: 

  • Moderate fitness needed.

  • Intermediate to advanced skiing/snowboarding experience level.

  • Previous back-country experience preferred, but not required.

$100 for Whistler Locals Only Special, plus get your follow-up AST1 course in the New Year at 50% off.

*Online Bookings required
**All participants are required to sign a Waiver of Liability.
**All Bookings are non-refundable an non-transferable, including in scenarios of late arrival. If purchasing as a gift, please include the recipient’s name(s) in the comments section at checkout.
****Please call 604.938.4056 or email with any questions.

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.  

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