BACKCOUNTRY TOUR | MOUNT WASHINGTON

Wash%20off%20piste

$165.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes on the shady aspects outside the ski area boundaries. If you've thought about heading out but lacked the skills and experience to venture into the uncontrolled backcountry, join one of our guides as they let you in on the secrets of the Mount Washington backcountry in a fun and safe way.

Tours can be done with your regular alpine skis or a snowboard using the lifts and vehicle shuttles to get back up for another run. If you're interested in doing a little uphill touring as well, we can incorporate touring skis or a splitboard for a more traditional touring day. Whether or not the group chooses to do some uphill on foot, we'll use the lifts to speed access and increase the quantity of downhill skiing or riding on the day. To facilitate this, we've arranged access to specially priced, 2-ride lift tickets that you'll purchase as an add-on below (unless you have a seasons pass or access to your own ticket).

If you don't own your own touring gear and would like to try it out, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

You should be an advanced skier or snowboarder in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

BACKCOUNTRY TOUR | MOUNT CAIN

Cain%20off%20piste%202

$165.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

Mount Cain offers some of the quickest access to excellent backcountry skiing on Vancouver Island. The west, east and north bowls, Dream Chute, Mounts Able and Hapush are all possible destinations as part of a fun-filled day of ski touring. The T-bar can be used to up the amount of vertical skied or you can choose a more traditional backcountry day. Whether you use the T-bar or not, epic north island powder, stunning mountain scenery and the friendly culture of Mount Cain will ensure an unforgettable day. You can also join us for a weekend with overnight accommodation in a comfortable chalet on the mountain.

You should be an advanced skier or snowboarder in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this please get in touch with us so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

2-DAY SKI TOUR

Week%20end%20ski%20tours

$330.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

Mount Myra offers relatively quick access on foot to some excellent ski terrain. Skiing on all aspects is possible, as is some lovely tree skiing options, which make it a great location to get in some fabulous turns in virtually all-weather conditions. Conditions permitting, we will descend the full thousand metres of the north face.

Other excellent locations for foot-access ski tours include Mount Adrian, Alexandra Peak, Mount Cain, Mount Tom Taylor and a few other secret spots known to us.

If you don't own your own touring gear, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

You should be an advanced skier or snowboarder in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

LODGE SKI WEEK

Lodge%20ski

$2,350.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

For many of us, the ultimate ski touring trip includes epic days skiing soft fluff in spectacular surroundings, but it also includes a hot shower, a fine meal and a comfortable bed each night. If ski touring this way in a beautiful wilderness setting appeals to you, why not join us for an epic week at legendary McGillivray Pass in the spectacular the Coast Range this winter? Helicopter access to masses of awesome ski touring terrain and comfortable wilderness digs combine to make this a ski touring week not to be missed.

If you don't own your own touring gear, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

You should be an advanced skier or snowboarder in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

SPEARHEAD TRAVERSE

Spearhead%202

$495.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

This classic coast mountain Haute Route starts on Whistler Mountain and works its way around the spectacular Spearhead Range. Traversing awesome terrain, bagging peaks, and of course making ski descents, are all features of this incredible three-day trip. This can also be combined with the Mystery Creek trip to make an amazing and committed seven-day mountain ski traverse.

If you don't own your own touring gear, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

You should be an advanced skier or snowboarder in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

MANATEE BASE CAMP

Manatee%201

$2,500.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

Spend six days in the shadow of the massive Wahoo tower skiing 1000m+ runs and touring in big mountain and glacier country. Accessed by a quick flight from Pemberton, BC, our base camp allows you ski out in a new direction everyday and return to great meals every night back at the Manatee Village.

If you don't own your own touring gear, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

You should be an advanced skier or snowboarder in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

WADDINGTON SKI MOUNTAINEERING

Waddington%20ski

$3,300.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

Ski mountaineering in the crown of the Coast Mountains. Seven days of world-class ski touring with a chance at the NW summit of Mount Waddington make this one of the greatest ski mountaineering adventures anywhere. Peak objectives include Mounts Munday, Jester and Cavalier amongst others combined with long glacial ski runs on a scale found only in the high mountains.

If you don't own your own touring gear, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

You should be an advanced skier or snowboarder in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

WOMEN'S WEEKEND | WASHINGTON

Touring women

$330.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio) Next Trip: Feb 16 - 17, 2019
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

Join us for a fun-filled, supportive and educational weekend at Mount Washington. Spend two full days skiing and riding in the backcountry while learning about avalanche safety, decision-making, route planning and group dynamics, all to help empower you to plan your own backcountry trips.

Accommodation is not included, however once we have a full group, we will help facilitate shared accommodation if this is something participants would like to include as part of the weekend's experience.

If you don't own your own touring gear and would like to try it out, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

SKI WASHINGTON/COMOX GLACIER

Paradise%20to%20comox%20ski

$1,050.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

Traveling this traverse in the summer is a delight, but a winter ski traverse is when it really shines. Staying above tree line for essentially the entire traverse, this ski tour takes in the height of land on the eastern edge of Strathcona Park where you can enjoy countless summits and all with superlative views of the Island and Coastal Mountains, and the Straight of Georgia. Previous ski touring experience is recommended for this seven-day trip.

If you don't own your own touring gear, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

You should be an advanced skier in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

HELI-ACCESSED TOUR

Ski helicopter

$550.00 / person

(at 5:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

With a helicopter to whisk you straight into high alpine terrain, great ski terrain is accessible for a day tour in the Island Alps. Start the day by flying to the top of a run and skiing down. From there a day of touring unfolds with descents possible on many aspects, and circuit tours a possibility. The helicopter comes back to pick you up after a great day of touring.

If you don't own your own touring gear, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

You should be an advanced skier or snowboarder in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

PEMBERTON POW

Wash off piste

$495.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

Spend three days with a locally savvy guide as you slay pow in the many stashes that surrounded the Pemberton and Duffey Lake area.

Please note: the group will return to Pemberton at the end of each day. Participants will need to arrange their own accommodation, but we can provide recommendations.

If you don't own your own touring gear and would like to try it out, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

You should be an advanced skier in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

WOMEN'S WEEKEND | CAIN

Wbc1

$380.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

Join us for a fun-filled, supportive and educational weekend at Mount Cain. Spend two full days skiing and riding in the backcountry while learning about avalanche safety, decision-making, route planning and group dynamics, all to help empower you to plan your own backcountry trips. Two nights' slopeside accommodation is included.

If you don't own your own touring gear and would like to try it out, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

ARROWSMITH SPRING SKI

Arrowsmith%20ski

$165.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

With plenty of snow still in the hills—cool nights and warm days turning the snow surface into perfect corn—we head for Mount Arrowsmith for a day of seeking out great lines. Mount Arrowsmith offers lots of great options, including steep lines on a number of aspects. What exactly we ski will depend on group abilities and conditions.

If you don't own your own touring gear and would like to try it out, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

You should be an advanced skier in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO

VI HUT-BASED TOURING

Photo 1

$330.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

We are pleased to announce Vancouver Island's first ever hut-based ski and snowboard tour. Our location in the Prince of Wales Range of northern Vancouver Island offers great alpine terrain, and superior subalpine tree and glade skiing from the comfort of the hut. Road access to above snow line, light packs, great terrain and the comfort of a wood-heated mountain hut combine to make for a magical weekend. Join us in pioneering hut-based touring on Vancouver Island.

If you don't own your own touring gear, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

You should be an advanced skier or snowboarder in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

TRIP INFO