Ski Trip

Whistler Backcountry Tours

Explore the expansive Whistler 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.

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Come One, Come All. The Powder is Calling!

Whistler's quaint ski resort isn't just for pumping the lifts all day; the region's ski touring opportunities are exquisite and some of the most convenient in North America. Join one of our Whistler backcountry tours! We offer group trips during the weekdays and private trips any time throughout the season.

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, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday all season long
  • Tell us about your abilities and ski touring experience - We will do our best to team you up with a similar skiers group.
  • Get the gear - In addition to the usual kit, you will need ski touring gear and avalanche safety gear (ask us about rentals)
  • Meet us at 8:00 am sharp! (or make it a private trip and you call the terms)


900m - 2600m


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

Favorite Runs

 Spearhead Glacier, Chuting Gallery, Musical Bumps


1 Day


Starting at $225 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)
  • Adventure Concierge support while on trip

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)
  • Transportation

*Available for purchase at checkout.

Turn up the volume on your Whistler trip with a Whistler Backcountry tour. By joining a group trip, you gain affordable access to the best of the Whistler backcountry on your own schedule.

  • Flexible dates
  • 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

Whistler Accommodation
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Avalanche Air Bag
$50 / Day

2022 Season

Early Season (Nov. 27-Dec.20)
$225 per person per person + GST
Winter Season (Dec.21- Apr. 16)
$275 per person per person + GST
Private Tour
$650 - $1000 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

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