Spearhead Hut Overnight
Backcountry Hut Based Touring in Whistler
Whistler Backcountry from a brand new, state of the art hut. Easy.
We are excited to welcome 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 on the new Kees and Claire Spearhead hut. We will arrange your food, hut access and, of course, guide you to the goods!
Scheduled Trip Dates: TBD
Custom Trips Available on Demand
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 leading to the Kees and Claire hut is known as the musical bumps. This series of tree-lined ridges provides moderate angle treed and open treeline skiing up to 500m long. Past the hut, the bigger peaks of the Spearhead Range start - Fissile and Overlord are the centrepieces of this area. Big alpine faces and glaciers are the names of the game.
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 equipped with propane stoves, cookies equipment, pots, plates, utensils, etc. 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.
Scheduled Trip Dates
Custom Trips Available
8:00 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
9:00 to 16:00 Skiing
7:30 to 8:30 Breakfast
9:00 to 16:00 Skiing
16:00 Return to Whistler Base
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) while at the 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
- Avalanche Rescue Equipment
- Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Pass
- Backcountry ski gear
- Intermediate ski ability (blue/black diamond runs)
- Previous ski touring experience
- Moderate fitness (ability to walk uphill for 2- 4 hours)
- Eagerness for adventure
- Powder skiing experience (minimum 20 days)
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!!!