Ski Trip

Custom Backcountry Ski Trips

Let us show you our backyard.  Whether pushing into the Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry or heli-dropping into the highly coveted Tantalus Range - we can create the dream ski trip for you and your friends.  One-day hits to local secrets, overnight hut trips further into the backcountry, and adventurous multi-day traverses.

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Local Powder Stashes and Epic Freeride Lines - All Winter Long

Our team of experienced Ski Guides has gone through the training ringer and has logged dizzying amounts of time guiding and skiing not only in Whistler's Backcountry but all over the world.  Our Ski Guides cater to every skill level, whether it is your first day out after a winter behind the keys or you are fresh off Ironman training. Altus Mountain Guides specializes in Custom Backcountry Ski Trips around Whistler, BC, and Beyond.


900m - 2600m


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

Favorite Runs

Mount Currie Pencil Couloir, Serratus North Face and Husume Couloir


1 or more days


Starting at $150 per person


Whistler, BC


All Winter


Beginner Intermediate

Guest / Guide Ratio

6 to 1


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

Does Not Include

  • Backcountry Ski Rentals
  • Avalanche Rescue Equipment
  • Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Lift Ticket*
  • Food (Altus can arrange catering for all our trips at the request of our guests)

*Available for purchase at checkout.

Your Backcountry Ski Goal.  And if you don't have one, we will help you create one.  We'll work with you to design the perfect trip plan, whether it's your first-ever experience in the backcountry, or you're looking to get barrelled in powder on a steep alpine face.  With our Ski Guides' extensive knowledge of our local haunt of the Whistler Backcountry, the Coast Mountain Range, and destinations all over the world, there is no shortage of ski lines everywhere for everyone.

  • Fully Custom Trips (dates, duration & destination)
  • 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.  

The luxury of a Custom Backcountry Ski Trip is that you set the pace and objective, and we accommodate your ability level, fitness and goals.  Regardless of your ability and experience, we can design a trip that fits your needs.

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

Crevasse Rescue + Glacier Travel Online Course - $45

Backcountry Essentials Online Course - $45

2022 Season

Early Season (Nov. 1 - Dec. 15)
$650 - $900 per group per person + GST
Winter Season (Dec. 16 - Apr. 14)
$750 - $1000 per group per person + GST
Spring Season (Apr. 15 - May 31)
$650 - $900 per group per person + GST

Whistler Backcountry Skiing

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

Map of common runs

Ideas and Inspiration

Beyond the Spearhead Range accessed by the Whistler Blackcomb lift system are hundreds of valleys, peaks, and epic ski lines to choose from.  The list of backcountry options is far too big to compile but that's what Ski Guides are for - we keep our finger on the pulse throughout the winter and can direct your ski trips to the area with the best current conditions and weather.

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Incredible, once in a lifetime experience

Our guide made us feel very safe the entire time, educating us about backcountry skiing along the way. We had an extra friend join one day and he perfectly adjusted our goals to make it enjoyable for all. He even gave us tips to improve our ski technique. Needless to say, Altus made our vacation way better.

Mark Z

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