Ski Trip

Spearhead Hut Overnight

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

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Backcountry Hut Based Touring in Whistler

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.

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: January 20, 21, 22, 2023,   February 4, 5, 6, 2023

Custom Trips Available on Demand

Terrain

Open bowls, Glades, Pillows, Alpine Faces, and Couloirs.

Favorite Runs

Fissile peak, Audit ridge

Elevations

1100m - 2600m

 

Length

4 days

Price

$945 per person

Location

Journeyman Lodge

Season

Winter

Difficulty

Beginner Intermediate

Guest / Guide Ratio

6:1

Includes

  • 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

Does Not Include

  • Avalanche Rescue Equipment
  • Ski Touring Gear
  • Whistler Blackcomb backcountry pass
  • Beverages: there’s no pop, booze, wine or beer for sale at the lodge so be sure to bring some with you.
  • Transportation to/from the staging area

Jan. 20 - 22, 2023
$945 / person per person + GST
Feb. 4 - 6, 2023
$945 / person per person + GST
Custom trips available
per person + GST

The Terrain

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 centerpieces 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, cooking 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.

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