Mystery Creek Freeride Camp

Heli, winter camping, freeride camp

Spring skiing in the Coast range is what we personally consider the highlight of the year!   Our first spring trips we are heading into the rarely travel Mystery Creek Zone north of Whistler BC.  Since this area is only accessed by helicopter we will have our pick of the area, big peaks, expansive glaciers and ski lines for weeks.

The objective of this 3-day trips is to learn alpine freeride skills whilst in the terrain, with ample time for participants to lead the day and received direct feedback from the guides.

We will be camping just above tree line with a comfy tent town set up, logging big days and exploring this hard to reach ski gem.

The Goods

Length: 3 days

Elevations: 1300m - 2400m

Terrain: Open bowls, Alpine Faces, Couloirs

Season: Scheduled dates in the spring

Max Guide to Guest Ratio: 4:1

Favorite Runs: Currie south face, Habachi ridge

The Skiing

Consider this area a private skiing paradise. The magic in the location lies in the aesthetic feel of the terrain. This is a “skiers canvas,” and the terrain unfolds and opens to those looking for a unique skiing or riding experience. We can cater your ability level to help build a great week. Our terrain is complete to offer ridge climbs, summits and steep descents as well as mellow bowls, glades, and runs close to home.

Skiing Difficulty
Fitness Level
Mountain Experience

The Terrain

  • 8400 hectares of Alpine peaks, Glaciers, Glades and Trees!
  • 4 major valleys
  • 65% of the terrain faces north for the best snow conditions
  • More than half of our bad weather skiing is in the home valley
  • Runs of up to 5000ft/1500m
  • Boundless open glades and tree skiing
  • 10 major glaciers
  • Over 100 ski lines and passages to choose from

Meet Your Guides

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Ben Johns

Ben has worked as an ACMG guide for almost a decade, stacking up days all over the world!    More on Ben >

Ross Berg - Mountain Guide

Ross Berg

Sell yourself here. What makes you an amazing guide? What's your experience? What are your clients wondering/asking about? More on Ross >

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Day 1

  • Arrive in Sapporo (New Chitose International Airport) Meet your guide and get on the road towards Niseko
  • Settle into accommodation, eat dinner (Sushi maybe?)
  • Discuss the game plan for next day. Early bed… Jet lag recovery.

Day 2

  • Safety First! A detailed safety briefing and thorough rescue training session will prepare you for the week and make you much more skilled in the backcountry.
  • Easy Ski tour. The first day will not be strenuous at all. Most likely a tour off the ski hill followed by a soak in a natural hot spring called an Onsen.
  • Dinner at one of the many restaurants located in the town of Hirafu or we can visit the quieter Niseko Town.

Day 3

  • Mount Yotei!! This volcano is such a beautiful mountain; some call it the Mount Fuji of Hokkaido. It rises 1500mand offers the longest runs in the area. 

Day 4

  • The Kiroro Traverse. We travel about an hour away to the ski resort calledKiroro. Kiroro consistently get some of the deepest snow packs of all the skills. We take advantage of the gondola that brings us to the foot of the mountain Yoichi Dake. From here we ski a total of 1500m making our way back to the Van. We finish this day at the local Onsen before driving back to the Niseko area.

Day 5

  • Mount Shiribetsu ski tour.
  • Travel toCentral Hokkaido

Day 6

  • Today we ski an active volcano! Asahi-dake at 2290m is the highest point in Hokkaido. This volcano has fumaroles that billow steam from the crater. The snow here is some of the lightest and driest because of the altitude and distance from the ocean.

Day 7

  • Tokachidake backcountry. The surrounding area of Tokachidake has some amazing spruce forests that need to be skied. So if the weather is stormy, the glades are the place to be.

Day 8

  • Tomamu, Furano, or Sahoro. The backcountry skiing around these resort is very accessible and taking advantage of the lifts make it easier to get maximum vertical.
  • After our day we pack up and drive to Sapporo.

Day 9

  • The last day of skiing is based out of Sapporo. There are a number of options that all offer something different. Teine and Kokusa are the best bets. We will go where the best snow is.
  • Party night in Sapporo!!

Day 10

  • Airport transfer day. Sleep in, eat a late breakfast, organize your gear and get dropped off at the airport.
  • There are a few Places to visit in the city if your flights are later in the day.
Gear list
What's Included

What's Included
8 day guided skiing with ACMG guide

Pre-trip logistics and Altus concierge support

Transportation to and from airport

Transportation during ski week

9-nights of accommodation

All breakfast

Lift tickets

One heck of a good time

Not Included
Not included: Lunch and dinner, Alcohol or additional beverages, flights to Japan, and travel insurance. For help booking flights or travel insurance, chat with our Concierge department
  • Intermediate ski ability (blue/black diamond runs)
  • Previous ski touring experience
  • Moderate fitness (ability to walk up while for 2- 4 hours)
  • Eagerness for adventure
  • Powder skiing experience (minimum 20 days)

Scheduled Trip Dates

February 1 - 10, 2017$3950 / person

Only 2 spots available

February 10 - 20, 2017$3950 / person

Only 4 spots available

February 20 - 30, 2017$3950 / person

Only 8 spots available

Custom dates availableContact us

All listed prices are in CAD and subject to 5% sales tax.

Why These Weeks

The reason we believe in choosing anything in life, is passion. When choosing your next ski trip this winter, ask yourself; Does this company/the people involved, love what they do? Does their passion for powder shine through to my experience? Passion is the foundation of our life and our profession. The reason we book and run this specific week is so we can take all of the day-to-day details into our hands and show our guests the best experience possible. We are passionate for backcountry skiing, this area, and we want to share it with you.

Still have questions or concerns?

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or requests on how we can make this the best trip ever!!!

About Ross Berg

Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he's at home he can be found working as a heli ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer.