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Introduction to Whistler Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding

Spend a full day learning the fundamentals of skiing and splitboarding in Whistler’s backcountry. With an experienced guide you’ll have fun enjoyable and educational day learning how to keep yourself safe on future backcountry adventures.
Where:Whistler, British Columbia
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 16 years
Price for:1 Participant
Have you been wanting to try backcounry snowboarding or skiing?

Venture into the backcountry adjacent to Whistler Blackcomb and spend a full day skiing or splitboarding while learning uphill and downhill skills in powder, safety awareness, and equipment use.

This course will get you experiencing what a backcountry day will be like, with a basic overview of:

❄️Avalanche rescue

❄️ Terrain analysis

❄️ Track setting

❄️ Uphill and downhill skiing technique

❄️ Route finding

❄️ Tree skiing

❄️ Trip planning

Splitboardng: A splitboard is a snowboard that has been split into two halves. Each half can be used independently like a ski to travel uphill.

What's included:

  • Professional guide / instructor
  • You can expect to do 2 to 4 runs, depending on ability and fitness level.

Duration: 8:30am - 4:30pm

When: November – April on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays*
*Subject to availability and snow conditions.

Where: Whistler  VIEW MAP

Need to know:

  • To access the climbing site, you will need ski or snowboarding gear and a Whistler Blackcomb ski pass (pass can be purchased when you reserve you tour day/time with the tour provider).
  • Minimum age for participation is 16 years.
  • Minors (19yrs & under) require a guardian’s signature on their waiver.
  • Lunch, snacks, and beverages are not included.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Participants should have a moderate physical fitness level.
  • To keep yourself warm and dry throughout the day ski shell jacket and pants are a must.
  • You will need the appropriate touring boots and skis / board. If you need to you can rent from Escape Route when you arrive on site.

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