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Whistler is world-renowned for lift-access skiing, but backcountry skiing in Whistler uncovers some of the best terrain.
Whistler's backcountry is a paradise of high alpine terrain: glaciers, frozen lakes and rivers, ridges, wide-open bowls, gladed valleys and epic snowfalls. The snow here is more than deep – it's consistent. In winter, Whistler averages more than 16 snow days a month! Popular backcountry routes include the Spearhead Traverse and the Neve Traverse.
Looking to do an overnight trip? There are more than a dozen backcountry lodges and huts to choose from, along with backcountry ski guides and courses in backcountry skills and avalanche training.
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218-4293 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
Coast Range Heliskiing is Whistler's premier boutique heliskiing & boarding operation. CRH operates exclusively in groups of 4-5, which means more skiing & less waiting. With 80,937 ha (200,000 ac) of diverse terrain, from wide open powder bowls to secluded tree skiing & an annual snowfall of 10+ meters, you can be sure to have an unforgettable powder experience. We welcome intermediate to expert skiers & riders & ensure you ski with others of similar ability. Book your Coast Range Heliskiing adventure today & find out why we're Whistler's boutique heliskiing outfit of choice!
The Whistler Olympic Park offers a variety of seasonal recreational activities such as cross country skiing, biathlon, snowshoeing, tobogganing, horseback riding, trail biking & interpretive tours.
A venue for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler Olympic Park is the first Olympic Nordic venue to include all three traditional Nordic sport stadiums in one site: cross-country, ski jumping & biathlon.
The Park is located 16 kilometres southwest of Whistler in the Callaghan Valley.