Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Powder Tours

Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Powder Tours

Cost: $250/person - Sat & Private tours. $225/person Midweek

Length: 1 Days 

Ratio: Max Guide to Guest Ratio 1:4

Guide: ACMG Ski Guide

Locations: Whistler or Blackcomb Backcountry

Value: Poor Ski quality rescheduling +

Pre trip conversation with your guide

When: Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays all season or a private booking anytime.

Join a group or book a private tour.

If you haven’t tried skiing with a guide before, but you love to ski powder this is for you. Why not treat yourself or a group of friends to a day of carefree powder skiing? Whistler Blackcomb backcountry has some of the finest and easily accessible terrain there is. Our guides love to ski & enjoy sharing the endless options of open powder fields lightly treed glades or vast alpine bowel and shoots. If it's storming we are skiing glades while the powder falls or perhaps we are sampling a perfect alpine bowl in the sun. We keep the group small for a more personable feel and if mother nature it's providing the perfect conditions you have the choice to reschedule. That's our powder guarantee!

Mid week bliss

If you have the flexibility and want to hedge your bets, mid week is the way to go. Powder is a commodity that is in high demand on the weekend, whereas during the week it can sit there for days just slowly settling - what a shame!

The Details

Join a group

Once you have selected your preferred day, either Monday, Friday or Saturday, your guide will contact you for a pre trip conversation. You will then be teamed up with other like skilled individuals.  Use your own ski touring equipment and avalanche safety equipment or rent some of ours.

Book a private group

You can book a private trip for any day of the week, and for any skill level. A minimum of two persons is required for a private booking at $250/person. Click on the "Book Now" button for a full price list. Use your own ski touring equipment and avalanche safety equipment or rent some of ours.

Poor Ski Quality Rescheduling Guarantee

You're here to ski powder and we don’t like to disappoint. If conditions are not up to snuff, you are offered the choice to reschedule your day at no cost. That’s our powder promise to you! 

Avalanche Rescue Practice prior to your powder day

Part of our risk management program, and typically at the start of each trip you will participate in an avalanche rescue training refresher sessions before heading into the backcountry.  You now have the option at no extra cost, to do this beforehand, this allows the group to head straight out into the backcountry and maximize you day skiing powder. The Avalanche training refresher are offered throughout the season in various locations and times. Please visit the "Avalanche Rescue Training - Tune Up" product or click here for more information.

Is this for you?

If you are joining an open group, you need to be a competent powder skier and have previous backcountry experience.This is not for beginners, it’s about maximizing your powder turns and seeing new mountain terrain in a stress free fun environment. 

If you are booking a private tour we can cater to any skill level, from first time backcountry skiers or boarders to the experts who want to ski couloirs and steeps in the alpine. Let us curate your ultimate backcountry experience.

What’s included? 

Phone Call preparation interview with each participant 

Poor Ski Quality Rescheduling Guarantee

Pre Avi rescue training

Certified ACMG Ski Guide 

1:4 guide to guest ratio


What’s not included?

Lift tickets 

Backcountry ski or Boarding equipment 

Avalanche rescue equipment 

Transportation to the mountain 

Food/water/tea for the day


What can I expect?

You can expect to have a detailed conversation with your guide about your skiing and ski touring experience. 

Arrive at our meeting location at 8am sharp, with food, water & all equipment and lift pass for the day, you are ready to ski or board with your boots on. Depending on your group we can expect to get 1200m to 2500m of climbing (on skins) elevation, plus 400m more of descent (Skiing Powder)

Ski touring Equipment.

Downloadable Ski Touring Equipment List 

This is a list that you can consult anytime you go touring, keep in mind that packing light is also critical.

Touring Equipment

  • Ski Touring boots or snowboard boots - no regular ski boots
  • Skis - over 100mm waist is recommended
  • Touring Bindings - Pin or tech bindings are highly recommended (track binding are heavy and their ergonomics make for much more difficult travel)
  • Split board
  • Ski poles with powder baskets - adjustable type recommended
  • Adhesive climbing skins - Fitted to the width and length of your skis or board
  • Backpack capacity: 30-40 litre

Avalanche Hardware

  • Avalanche probe 
  • Snow Shovel - no plastic shovels
  • Avalanche Transceiver (457 KHz single frequency)
  • Spare transceiver batteries (purchase new ones & check for correct size)

Other essentials

  • Ski goggles, x 2 if you like dunking your head in the snow.
  • Sunglasses - even if it’s not sunny the snow is bright
  • Insulated water bottle or regular water bottle (No Camelback or other hydration
    systems they will freeze) 1L unless you are a sweety fish!
  • Food and snacks for the day - that are easy to eat on the go or in a snowy environment
  • Small thermos (good option to warm the insides)

    Ski Clothing
  • Ski pants gortex
  • Long underwear, shirt and bottoms (poly-pro/wool blends)
  • Fleece tops and bottoms (wind-stopper)
  • Ski socks 
  • Ski gloves / Mitts - Ideally one pair thinner and another pair thick
  • Gore-tex outer jacket/parka (with hood)
  • Down/Synthetic jacket (warm, “puffy” type jacket)
  • Neck gaiter/tube or buff - if its windy
  • Toque (ski hat)
  • Lightweight helmet and carrying system (optional)
  • Sun hat/powder hat - baseball caps work well

    Other Important Stuff
  • Personal first-Aid & blister Kit (second skin, compeed, athletic tape, personal medications, Ibuprofen, etc...)
  •  Sunblock
  • Headlamp, it's good to bring a headlamp in your pack in case we have an issue, for example, a broken binding later in the day.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

All participants must read, understand, and sign a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement. Those under the age of 19 years must have a parent or legal guardian co-sign their waiver. Medical conditions that may affect your or other participants’ safety must be declared during the reservation process. The participation of any person in any program at any time is always subject to the discretion of OneLife Adventures and its guides, crew, or skipper. Please click on the waiver button below to read. An electronic wavier will be sent to you once your booking is complete.

WAIVER

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