Spearhead Hut Overnight

Backcountry Hut Based Touring in Whistler

Whistler Backcountry from a brand new, state of the art hut.  Easy.

For the 2019/20 season, we are welcoming the Kees and Claire Hut to the Whistler Backcountry Community. A 38 person backcountry hut poised at 1950m on the border of excellent tree skiing and big alpine prizes like Mount Fissile

We are excited to help people enjoy this amazing ski area and this new hut. Join us for a 3-day backcountry ski touring trip based out of the new Kees and Claire Spearhead hut. We will arrange your food, hut access and, of course, guide you to the goods!

The Goods

Length: 3 days of hut based backcountry skiing/snowboarding

Elevations: 1100m - 2600m

Terrain: Open bowls, Glades, Pillows, Alpine Faces, Couloirs.

Season: December - April

Max Guide to Guest Ratio: 6:1

The Terrain

The terrain leading to the Kees and Claire hut is known as the musical bumps. This is a series of tree lined ridges providing moderate angle tree and open treeline skiing up to 500m long. Past the hut, the bigger peaks of the Spearhead Range start - Fissile and Overlord are the centerpieces of this area. Big alpine faces and glaciers are the name of the game.

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The Kees and Claire Hut

The Kees and Claire Hut is a state-of-the-art energy-efficient backcountry hut.  The hut has 38 sleeping spaces divided into 6 sleeping areas.

It is heated so all you’ll need is a light sleeping bag (and mattress, for the time being - the hut hopes to provide mattresses in the not too distant future). The hut is fully equiped with propane stoves, cookies equipment, pots, plates, utensils, etc. so only food needs to be carried in. The hut has indoor composting toilets for your comfort and to minimize environmental impact. The hut has electricity and lights.

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Scheduled Trip Dates

December 7, 8 , 2019$580 / person

December 12 - 15 , 2019$880 / person

January 7 - 9, 2020$860 / person

2 spaces remaining

January 10 - 12, 2020$860 / person

2 spaces remaining

January 13 - 16 , 2019$880 / person

February 11 - 13, 2020$860 / person

Sold out

February 14 - 16, 2020$860 / person

Sold out

Custom Trips Available

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1
08:00 Meet at Blackcomb Mountain Base

8:30 Upload gondola and ski tour to the Kees and Claire hut (4 hours)

Drop gear and possible extra run

Day 2
9:00 to 16:00 Skiing

Day 3

7:30 to 8:30 Breakfast
9:00 to 16:00 Skiing

16:00 Return to Whistler Base

Gear list
What's Included

What's Included

  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) while at hut (excludes first breakfast and last dinner)
  • 2-night accommodation at Kees and Claire Hut
  • 3 Days Guiding with ACMG Guide 6:1 max ratio
  • One heck of a good time
Not Included

Not Included

  • Avalanche Rescue Equipment
  • Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Pass
  • Backcountry ski gear
Prerequisites
Prerequisites
  • Intermediate ski ability (blue/black diamond runs)
  • Previous ski touring experience
  • Moderate fitness (ability to walk up hill for 2- 4 hours)
  • Eagerness for adventure
  • Powder skiing experience (minimum 20 days)
Booking Policy

Please take a moment to read and understand our policies before booking! Booking, payment, cancelation and weather policies, as well as FAQ may be found here.

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.