AST 1 Your first step to accessing the backcountry The AST 1 – Avalanche Skills Training course is the long-established standard in introductory avalanche education. This course is designed to bring resort skiers into the backcountry with the foundational skills to understand avalanche formations and proper backcountry travel.  In addition, this course will give students…

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Hurley Mountain Lodge Snowcat accessed ski touring in the Hurley Pass Just north of Whistler, BC, where the Coast range transitions into the Chilcotin mountains, lies the Hurley Pass area. The area is known amongst locals as some of the best snowmobile accessed terrain and to pro skiers where they can film the lines of…

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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 2 or 3 days. Absorb the expansive views and great alpine ski descents every day on this high alpine adventure. Finally, arrive back at the Whistler Ski Resort to cruise back home.

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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…

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Run Chilcotins Hut to hut alpine running Experience the Southern Chilcotin range by foot. Remote and spectacular, this is a secret destination in BC. This adventure is a great introduction to the world of fast packing. All meals and accommodations in backcountry rustic camps are provided.  The days will be long and we will tackle some…

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This years ski season wrap up trip is in one of the most coveted mountain ranges in BC. The Tantalus Range, although the the biggest peaks in the BC stand like a fortress guarded by the Squamish river and forbidding glaciers, teasing certainly most passenger driving the Sea to Sky highway to Whistler BC. We will be flying in to the Tantalus Range with a small group of motivated skiers and boarders with 2 of our best guides and one of Whistler top back country ski pros for 3 days of mountain skiing, learning and fun! Tantalus Range Ski Mountaineering Camp!

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Our first spring trips we are heading in to the rarely travel Mystery Creek Zone north of Whistler BC. Since this area is only accessed by helicopter we will have our pick of the area, big peak, expansive glaciers and ski lines for weeks. The Mystery Creek big mountain ski camp is going to be awesome!

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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 as to why this area sees such little traffic as…

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Our AST 1 + Ski Touring Skills Course is designed to fill the gap between conventional AST 1 programs and actually getting out into the terrain ski touring on your own! The thought is why learn about avalanche terrain if you dont have the skills to actually get there on your own. This is why we are incorporating ski touring skill to our normal AST 1 course. Giving you the skill to get into and ski the terrain and the also the skills to do it safely.

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AST Level 2 in Whistler takes you to bigger mountains, further places, wilder terrain. If you’re looking to take it a few steps further, this course is for you. Experience five days of hands-on Avalanche Skills Training in the backcountry, immersed in the challenging terrain to push your knowledge beyond its limit. We offer intimate group sizes taught by professional mountain guides who are committed to teaching you the skills required to be safe, have a blast, and further elevate your backcountry career.

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AST Level 1 Whistler is two full days of introductory Avalanche Skills Training. You may be taking your first steps outside the resort’s boundaries. You may be an experienced mountain rider seeking a more solid foundation. Whatever your current level, this course will teach you everything you need to know – so you can enjoy the backcountry safely and self-assured.

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Above the Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish BC is a perfect quick alpine summit – The Sky pilot Mountain. Here is a quick edit to show what this climb is like. Filmed during an intro mountaineering course June 2015

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Skiing in the Tantalus Range If you are lucky enough to nail the weather the skiing in the Tantalus is amazing! Imagine a mini Alaska within minutes of town.  Big alpine faces, spines, couloirs and ripping glacier make this the place to be. We offer either day trips into the area via helicopter or overnight trips…

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