Garibaldi Neve Ski Traverse
High above the Sea to Sky Highway leading up to Whistler, BC, lie endless glaciated peaks a far as the eye can see. The Garibaldi Neve Ski Traverse is a 35km expansive glacier, just north of Squamish. Our traverse leads us from Squamish high up into the alpine and ends at Garibaldi Lake after 3 days on the stunning glacier of Garibaldi Provincial park. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to summit such peaks as Atwell, and Mt. Garibaldi, and have many beautiful alpine ski descents. The Garibaldi Neve Ski Traverse is a must do for any avid backcountry ski touring enthusiast. Let our current ACMG Ski or Mountain Guides safely take you into the backcountry on this amazing high ski traverse.
Beginner to Advanced. Moderate fitness is required, as you can expect to travel uphill on skis 2000 – 7000ft (depending on fitness). Our tours are capable of accommodating
Guide fee, group equipment, all camping equipment.
What’s Not included
Gear rentals (if necessary), sleeping bag, meals on trip (available for $40/per person/day)
March 24 – 26
Day 1: Travel from either Whistler or Squamish up to the trailhead of Garibaldi Provincial Park, which overlooks the Howe Sound Inlet and the town of Squamish, BC. An ascent through coastal old growth forest leads us into the alpine and the Elfin Lakes hut, on the edge of the Neve, for the evening.
Day 2: Alpine day! After an early start, we will head out across the Garibaldi Neve to the high point of the travel just below the impressive face of Mt Garibaldi. Our tent camp will be set up within striking distance of some fantastic glacier slopes for some afternoon turns.
Day 3: From here, we will start to make our way back down to Garibaldi Lake, with a series of world-class glacier ski runs. Finally, we will cross the lake to the trail-head at Rubble Creek. Here, a car will be awaiting our return to take us back to our vehicles at the start of the traverse.