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Whistler Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding provided by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

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Whistler Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding

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Departure Point
Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre, 7-4433 Sundial Pl, Whistler, BC V8E 1G7, Canada
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional ski guide
  • Small group tour
Exclusions
  • Whistler Blackcomb lift ticket
  • Ski touring or splitboarding gear (available to rent, must reserve well in advance)
  • Avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, probe, shovel)
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages
  • Transportation and parking
  • Gratuity/tip for the guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum of 2 guests are required to run the tour.
  • Tours are subject to avalanche conditions. If canceled due to extreme conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not for beginner/green-run skiers or snowboarders. Strong intermediate skills in all snow conditions are required.
  • Good fitness is required. Not recommended for participants with heart conditions or other serious medical conditions.
  • Dress appropriately for a full winter day in the backcountry in varying conditions.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Samuel F wrote a review Mar 2020
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I completed the AST 1 course with April this weekend and loved it. Learned loads in a supportive and relaxed but rigorous environment, and can't wait to get out and practice. April was really articulate, knowledgeable and fun, and the experience with MSA was smooth from start to
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Mountain_Skills, Director of Sales at Whistler Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Hi Sam, Im glad you had a great time on your AST 1 Course with April! We hope you learnt some valuable skills to keep you safe in the backcountry!
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emily t wrote a review Mar 2020
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many thanks to our excellent and articulate back country guide April! What a gem. World class day. Would recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Mountain_Skills, Guest Relations Manager at Whistler Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Hi Emily, We are so happy you had lots of fun on your Backcountry tour with April! We hope to invite you back soon!
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samuel c wrote a review Feb 2020
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We took a backcountry tour with April, it was awesome. Thank you so much. April was patient and really helpful. She gave me more confidence in going I to the backcountry and making better decisions. Thank you \m/
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Mtn_Skills_Academy, Front Office Manager at Whistler Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your great review, Sam. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on your backcountry day with April. April is a great guide and glad to hear you had a fun time! We look forward to inviting you on another tour in the future!
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Christopher M wrote a review May 2019
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I did the Spearhead Traverse over 3 days and had an amazing trip. Eric V was our guide and he knew the terrain, route, crevassed areas extremely well. He didn't just get out and back, but was full of tips and tricks for shaving weight, staying warm and moving efficiently. He
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Mountain_Skills, Manager at Whistler Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding
Responded 21 May 2019
Thanks a lot! Eric V is always a great guide for helping our guests get the most out of their time. We're stoked that you had such a good time!
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Miguel de Sá wrote a review Apr 2019
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Guides Matt, Eric and Marcus helped me a lot in improving backcountry skills. Thanks to the guides and to the very helpful staff of MSAA!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Mountain_Skills, Manager at Whistler Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding
Responded 15 Apr 2019
Thanks Miguel! We really appreciate your comments. So happy that you had such a good experience!
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Superb Mountain Navigation Course!
Mountain Navigation course with Marlaina was such a fabulous, hands-on, practical course with a superb instructor!
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Great Alpine Rock Course
Had a great 2 day intro to alpine rock course with chief guide Eric. He made the experience enjoyable and relaxed,
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Breathtaking!
Maya was an amazing guide. She led us though a short hike and took photos of our experience. The views were breatht
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Paullyb
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Fantastic splitboard experience in the beautiful Whistler back country
I’ve been keen to try splitboarding for a few years now and saw this trip with MSAA and thought it looked ideal. Th
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Epic Day Ice Climbing with our guide Eric & MSA
What an amazing experience, our guide Eric was so easy going and helpful. We were pretty nervous going in as we di
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Great team
The folks who took us around were very kind and helpful and very informative and generous with sharing their knowle
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tour with my 23 yr old grand daughter
nature can not be controlled by humans. So, the fact that we saw only 3 eagles is no one's fault.! At all. And I
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Mountain skills Academy as a first rate group of professional instructors
Mountain skills Academy as a first rate group of professional instructors This is my second year returning to work
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fionascrivens
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Professional and informative
For my AST 1 course we had a small group of people and were able to ask all the questions. Our instructor Melanie i
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Bronwyn P
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Great guides...
I have done two courses through MSAA - an AST1 course for Snowshoers and a Women's Specific Intro to Backcountry Sk
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Fun in the snow
Out guide was incredible, so much knowledge about snow climate and local conditions. Felt safe and cared for on a
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Excellent Customer Service on Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue
Eric D went out of his way to ensure the full course syllabus was covered on this complex and potentially lifesavin
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Great Day In The Whistler Backcountry
I really enjoyed the 'Intro To Backcountry' program. The day was very informative and provided me with the knowledg
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debra c
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Two-day Avalanche Awareness course
I learned so much, and found their teachers/guides/instructors to be knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, Japanese
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