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Introduction to Backcountry Skiing


2.5 day course - $400 per person - Jan 1/2/3, Feb 15,16,17


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Day 1

7:00PM    Meet in Whistler for trip-planning session


Day 2

8:30AM    Meet in Whistler at base of lifts for orientation and preparation 

9:30AM    Commence ski day:

  • Route Planning

  • Companian Rescue

  • Terrain Assessment

  • Track Setting

  • Safe Travel/Skinning Technique

4:00PM     Return to Whistler Base for debrief

5:00PM     Finish for the day


Day 3

6:30AM    Meet in Whistler (Location TBD) to commence carpool

9:30AM    Commence on the Duffey Lake Road

  • Put skills learned to use in a new setting, potential summit

  • Continued coaching on new skills

5:00PM     Return to Whistler for debrief

5:30PM     Finish for the day



Avalanche Safety Equipment


Not included

Whistler Backcountry pass, Lunch, Transportation to/from Whistler. backcountry ski touring equipment (skis, skins, beacon, shovel, probe, backpack)

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