The Coastal Mountains surrounding Whistle, BC are an amazing playground for backcountry skiing. The mountains receive tons of snow, offer everything from trees to glaciers, and are accessible via roads, huts, lifts, and helicopters. There is a reason why the BC coastal mountains just can't be left out of ski film year after year. Come find out what we already know!
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Day 0: Fly into Vancouver, take the airport shuttle to Squamish or Whistler.
Day 1: Warm up with a day or skiing the backcountry accessible from Whistler Ski Lifts. This area called the Musical Bumps offers world class ski touring above and near tree line.
Day 2: Pack for overnight ski tour then approach Kieths Hut outside the famous Duffey Lake BC skiing zone. Enjoy evening laps in the trees around the hut.
Day 3: Ski the Anniversary Glacier off of the formidable Mt. Joffree, or in the spring time ski the North Face of Matier.
Day 4: Wake up early for Dawn Patrol out of the hut. After a few laps ski out to the car and drive back to accommodation in Whistler, Pemberton, or Squamish.
Day 5: Cap off your week with the amazing couloirs and steeps on the glaciers outside of Blackcomb Resort.
Whistler, Squamish, and Pemberton are all easily accessed by flying into Vancouver International Airport, or by driving up from Seattle, WA. From there rental cars, shuttle busses, and public transportation seamlessly get you to your accommodation in Whistler or Squamish. If staying in Pemberton we suggest a rental car. We can help set up any of the above, just let us know during the booking process.
While seeking out the premier skiing this zone offers we often base out of backcountry huts such as Kieths Hut or the Jim Haberl Hut. If we are primarily day touring, then you will want accommodation in either Squamish, Whistler, or Pemberton, BC. We can help advise you options and which town to choose based on your ideal itinerary.
What else do we love about whistler?
The Epic Pass
Whistler Blackcomb is included with the Epic and Epic Local ski passes. This means no lift tickets to buy if you’re one of the many pass holders of this amazing deal! Colorado skiers, come see what skiing the coast is all about!
The lifts at Whistler get you out to beautiful ski touring terrain known as the musical bumps. This backcountry playground is perfect for powder days, no long approach needed. The lifts at Blackcomb offer alp-like access to a plethora of high alpine ski touring. Glaciers, faces, and chutes galore.
With several huts within an easy morning’s hike and drive of Whistler, overnight backcountry adventures are high on the list. There are also currently huts being built along the infamous Spearhead Traverse, which will make this classic ski tour even more comfy and fun!
Vancouver international airport has great service from the majority of the country. From there its just a short 1:30 shuttle ride to the Whistler Village. I’ll meet you there, and drive if we chase the snow to Pemberton or Squamish. No rental car, no long overland travel, no hassles. Weekend trips to ski the coast have never been easier.