Ski Trip

Backcountry Group Tours

Explore the expansive Sea to Sky backcountry with a group of fellow skiers and one of our ACMG guides leading the charge. A lifetime of peaks, valleys, chutes, and glades waiting to lay some tracks down. We offer group trips two times per week- throughout the season. 

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Short Drive for Big Peaks

Stretching from Vancouver to Whistler to the Duffey Lake area, is a roadside ski touring mecca. From big alpine lines on Matier West Face and Slalok North to chutes and ocean side glades in Squamish - this section of road leads to a truly worthy ski touring stop for intermediate to experienced riders.

Join one of our backcountry tours in Squamish or Whistler. We offer group trips two times per week- throughout the season. As well as private trips any time of the season for those keen to make their own group.  Our group tours are a maximum of 6:1 ratio (skier to guide) and require a minimum of 3 for the group to run.

  • Choose a date. We offer trips Wednesday's and Thursday's all season long
  • Get the gear - In addition to the usual kit, you will need ski touring gear and avalanche safety gear (ask us about our rental partners)
  • Meet us at 8:00 am sharp! (or make it a private trip and you call the terms)


900m - 2700m


Open bowls, glades, pillows, alpine faces and couloirs with a good mix of elevations and aspects.

Favorite Runs

Spearhead Glacier, Chuting Gallery, Musical Bumps, Heart Strings, Slalok North Face, Taylor Bowl


1 Day


Starting at $225 per person


Whistler / Squamish


All Winter


Intermediate Expert

Guest / Guide Ratio

6 to 1


  • Guides' Fees
  • All Technical Equipment (harness, crevasse rescue, and group gear)

Does Not Include

  • Backcountry Ski Rentals
  • Avalanche Rescue Equipment
  • Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Lift Ticket*

*Available for purchase at checkout

Turn up the volume on your Whistler or Squamish trip with a Backcountry tour. By joining a group trip, you gain affordable access to some of the best backcountry touring with an ACMG or IFMGA guide.

  • ACMG/ IFMGA Certified Guides
  • Intimate Local Knowledge
  • Expert Skiers
  • Passion for Showing Our Guests the Best Skiing

All participants are required to read and sign a release of liability waiver prior to their trip.  

Our open group backcountry tours are for skiers who have previous touring experience, understand the gear, and are ready to jump into a full day of ski touring. You should have the ski ability to enjoy the terrain we can access; you should be comfortable in powder snow and have some experience in technical sections. If you are comfortable enjoying a powder day at the resort and can get your way down a black/double black diamond run, then you are good to go!

  • Intermediate to Expert Downhill Ski Ability
  • Any Range of Fitness
  • Previous Backcountry Skiing Experience Required

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2023-2024 Season

Whistler - Early Season (Nov. 29 - Dec. 15)
$225 per person + GST
Squamish - Early Season (Nov. 29 - Dec. 15)
$225 per person + GST
Whistler - Winter Season (Dec. 16 - Mar. 28)
$275 per person + GST
Squamish - Winter Season (Dec. 16 - Mar. 28)
$275 per person + GST
Private Tour
As low as $150 per person + GST

Routes & Runs

The Whistler Backcountry provides a lifetime of ski touring possibilities with unbeatable access.  From the resort lift system, we are able to quickly access all types of skiing: glades, pillows, glaciers and couloirs.  Using the lift system allows us to maximize your time skiing.

Typical Whistler Backcountry day: 8:00am start - 3 to 5 backcountry runs - 1300m to 2500m of ascent (on skins) - 2000m to 3300m of descent

Typical Squamish Backcountry day: 8:00am start - 2 to 3 backcountry runs - 1300m to 2500m of ascent (on skins) - 1300m to 2500m of descent.

Map of common runs

FAQ - Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Tours

Is there a gear list for this tour?

What is the booking policy for this trip?

Altus Mountain Guides made our ski trip to BC.

We skied 4 days with Ross Berg who tailored each day to help us find the best skiing and snow each day. Tons of knowledge and a great person to explore the backcountry with. I highly recommend them.

Brian Z.

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