Exclusive Backcountry Skiing Tours

By Whistler Ski Guides

Whistler Ski Guides specializes in one service - Guiding exclusive, private, backcountry ski touring trips. They understand that this is your day to get out and explore the Whistler backcountry, so they'll do everything to make sure you get the most out of your day! With Whistler Ski Guides you'll ski without the crowds and experience some of the best snow that Whistler has to offer.

What you can expect

Ski tours in the Whistler/Blackcomb backcountry all start at 0800, meeting at a pre-arranged location in Whistler Village. Ski Guides can also meet at any of the local Hotels in resort as well. All logistics are arranged in advance with our knowledgeable and friendly office staff, so you are fully prepared for your backcountry skiing adventure.

A typical backcountry skiing day is spent skiing on the glaciers and in the backcountry of Garibaldi Provincial Park - adjacent to the Whistler/Blackcomb ski resort - with a return to the ski area and Whistler village by 4:00. During the late winter and spring seasons, ski tours may be extended to return later in the day at special request.


  • Ski without the crowds
  • Enjoy the best snow Whistler has to offer
  • Ski on the glaciers and in the backcountry of Garibaldi Provincial Park


  • Alpine Touring Skis; Telemark skis; or, Splitboard. Must have climbing skins.
  • Boots - regular alpine boots can be used if they are comfortable and are not a tight fitting race boot
  • Poles with powder baskets. Split-boarders should have collapsible poles to store in your pack on descents
  • Ski helmet. Whistler Ski Guides & Leavetown always recommend skiing with a helmet.
  • Outer layer jacket with hood - Gore-Tex style
  • Outer shell pants or bibs - Gore-Tex style recommended for ventilation while touring
  • Personal clothing layers suitable for current conditions (dress for exercise while touring and cooler conditions while descending)
  • Gloves, standard ski gloves are suitable
  • Warm jacket - down or synthetic for rest breaks and colder weather
  • Sweater or vest - wool, fleece or down
  • Toque/warm hat - wool or fleece
  • Sunglasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Misc. personal items (camera, etc.)
  • Additional Gear may be supplied on some tours, based on objectives

PLEASE NOTE - Complete details about your activity, including exact location, what to bring, cancellation policies and arrival information will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed.

Driving directions

  • Your guide will contact you prior to departure to arrange a meeting point
  • Guides may also be able to meet at your hotel

Meet location

Pre-arranged meeting point in Whistler Village


  • If you can ski moderate Blue runs, you can tour in the backcountry with Whistler Ski Guides! Tours are chosen based on ability and fitness levels


  • Perfect If you are looking for a more general ski touring experience, with lots of vertical on the glaciers, bowls or in the glades or tree skiing terrain in the backcountry around Whistler/Blackcomb
  • Basic/intermediate skiing skills and a moderate level of fitness will suffice
  • If you can ski moderate Blue runs, you can tour in the backcountry with Whistler Ski Guides! They choose many of the ski tours based on ability levels and fitness levels of the group
  • Whistler Ski Guides can arrange rentals of Backcountry Ski Equipment if needed
Full Day
1 – 6 guests

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