Backcountry skiing at Whistler Blackcomb's Flute Bowl

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Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry skier (Picture BC photo)

Backcountry skier (Picture BC photo)

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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Powder Guides - Garibaldi Highlands


Based in Whistler, amidst British Columbia's spectacular Coast Mountains, as our name suggests Powder Guides focuses on powder skiing. Whether it is the Whistler backcountry, multi-day ski touring, heli-skiing or an avalanche safety courses, Powder Guides will deliver an exceptional guided skiing experience. With Whistler ski guides specializing in avalanche skills training & backcountry skiing adventures, we know how & where to find the best powder snow stashes in the Coast Range. We also offer an array of backcountry ski tour & heli-ski trips throughout western Canada & around the world. Come join us for your next backcountry ski adventure.

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Coast Range Heliskiing - Whistler

218-4293 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
V0N 1B4

Coast Range Heliskiing is one of Whistler's premier boutique heli-skiing & boarding operations. CRH operates exclusively in groups of 4-5 guests, which means more skiing & less waiting. With 80,937 ha (200,000 ac) of terrain, from wide open powder bowls to secluded tree skiing & an annual snowfall of 10+ metres, 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 outfitter of choice!


Whistler Olympic Park - Whistler


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.

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