Mt Currie - Wedge Ski Traverse

Pemberton to Whistler - The Fun Way

This brilliant adventure starts with a short helicopter trip to the summit of Mount Currie and finishes on the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain.  Located just north of Whistler, it remains a mystery why this area sees such little traffic as the ski quality, terrain and setting along with the Currie- Wedge Traverse are quite possibly the best in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Skiers will begin the traverse by venturing down Mount Currie's south side to the rarely travelled Mystery Glacier and the expansive ice fields north of Mount Wedge.  And while a descent of Wedge is every skier's dream run, this traverse offers a lifetime of additional skiing possibilities with superb variety.  Despite a modest 27 km distance, we love taking three days to squeeze every ounce of skiable terrain out of this magnificent backcountry paradise.

We highly recommend this traverse for advanced skiers.

The Goods

Length: 3 Days

Elevations: 1300m - 2600m

Terrain: Open bowls, glades, pillows, alpine faces and couloirs. A good mix of elevations and aspects.

Season: Scheduled Dates in Spring 2019 & 2020, or Custom Trips on Demand

Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 6:1

Highlights: Helicopter flight to start the day, traversing the Weart Glacier and summiting Wedge via the NE Ridge.

Is This for You

This is a great traverse for skiers with lots of touring experience seeking a multi-day trip away from the crowds.  Despite being so convenient to access from Whistler, the Currie- Wedge Traverse area is remote, big and wild.

Participants should be intermediate or advanced skiers and snowboarders.  Good fitness is required as you can expect to travel uphill on skis 2000 – 7000ft each day for 3 days.

The Route

We meet at your hotel at 7 am, check gear and head straight to the Pemberton Airport.  Following our transceiver search training and helicopter safety debrief, an 8:30 am helicopter departure will take us to the summit of Mount Currie high above the Pemberton Valley.  We will camp on the Weart Glacier Plateau and bag the summit of Mount Wedge via the aesthetic north ridge for the hailed ski descent down its classic south face.  Various routes and ski descents are possible on the Mount Currie-Blackcomb Traverse, and these will be decided based on the snow & weather conditions and group fitness & skill level.  You can expect to travel for 8 hours each day and set up camp at our desired location around 4 pm.  We arrive at Whistler Village around 4 pm on our last day.

Scheduled Trip Dates 2022

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

March 25 - 27$1320 /person

April 15 - 17$1320 /person

April 15 - 17$1320 /person

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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.