Spearhead Traverse



Description

The Spearhead Traverse is the proper way to ski Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb!  Leave from the summit of the Blackcomb Ski Resort, and make your way over high mountain passes and wild glaciers over the course of 3 days. Absorb the expansive views on the Spearhead Traverse and great alpine ski descents every day on this high alpine adventure. The Spearhead Traverse is one of the many popular multi-day ski tours in the Coast Mountains of BC. Let Altus Mountain Ski Guides take you safely up and over the mountains that make up the Spearhead Traverse. With the knowledge of Altus Mountain guides the Spearhead Traverse will be easier with a guide.  After finishing the Spearhead Traverse, you will arrive back at the Whistler Ski Resort.

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Who for

Beginner to Advanced. Good fitness is required, as you can expect to travel uphill on skis 2000 – 7000ft (depending on itinerary). Our tours are capable of accommodating all skill/fitness.

what’s Included

Guide fee, Group equipment

what’s Not included

Gear rentals (if necessary), Lift ticket, Sleeping bag, Meals on trip (available for $40/per person/day)

2017 Dates

March 17,18, 19

April 1, 2  (2 day trip)

Cost

3 day trip

$525 per person

2 day trip

$350

+ 5%GST

Custom dates, duration, and prices are available

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet at your hotel 7:30am, check gear and head straight to the Whistler
base for avalanche  transceiver training. At 8:30, take the lift up and out of the Blackcomb ski area. Expect to travel 8 hours, with possible ascents and descents of many different peaks such as: Decker North Face, Pattison North Face, and Tremor Peak. Around 3pm, we will set up camp in our desired location. Highlights: Skiing off Decker north face, crossing the Shudder glacier.

Day 2: Start early, break down camp, eat breakfast, and head off for another full day of ski touring. On this day, we will be traveling quickly around the very furthest back of the Spearhead range.

Day 3: A final push up pas the iconic Mount Fitzsimmons and Overloard leads us riding back down to Whistler Village.  A couple excellent long glacier descents possible on this day.