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Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures - Day Trips

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Address: 207B - 4368 Main Street | Market Pavilion, Whistler Town Plaza, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: +(1)604 938 9242
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Whistler Alpine Guides operates year-round, offering a wide variety of...

Whistler Alpine Guides operates year-round, offering a wide variety of tours, activities & courses. We specialize in providing activities such as backcountry ski/snowboard touring, mountaineering, avalanche safety courses, ice climbing, rock climbing, glacier walks & hikes, Via Ferrata, scrambling and backcountry hiking. Led by our professional and experienced guides, you will explore the beautiful mountains of the Whistler area in a brand new exciting way.

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AST-1 Course

Great course, well taught by backcountry experts with many years of experience. Jon ran the day of theory in the classroom, which provided an excellent base of knowledge for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great course, well taught by backcountry experts with many years of experience. Jon ran the day of theory in the classroom, which provided an excellent base of knowledge for the second day in the field with Josh. On day 2, Josh took the necessary time to show everyone concrete examples of what we had learned the day before, and how... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic experience with Mountain Skills. We took our AVT 1 lead by John - he was amazing teacher and passionate about snow safety and avalanche skills.

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Thank Jacque M
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the AST 1 course with John and Josh. John handled the classroom portion and Josh was our guide on snow the second day. Josh is fantastic - very knowledgeable, explains things well and high energy and enthusiastic. I would recommend him highly. MSA made gear rental was quick and easy (although the skis could use a tune!). I... More 

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Thank MMulh0lland
North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very valuable course for backcountry users. More content than I expected in the level 1 of Avalanche training. The theory day was filled but not overwhelming. Take notes - you will never remember everything ! The field day reinforced the classroom day and brought in new skills. Valuable "new" information and research was presented that I can share with friends... More 

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Thank Ingrid G
Squamish, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to thank the Mountain Skill Academy team, especially Eric and Monica for providing me with the skills i need to analyse all the variables that affects a backcountry ski excursion in the mountains. All this was done with a very high level of professionalism. I recommend this course to all skiers that value their life as much... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great pace for this two day AST1 course. One day in class and one day on the mountain. Learned a great deal about snow, terrain, avalanche awareness and more. I would recommend to any of my friends. I now feel more confident about accessing the backcountry with what I've learned.

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Thank Whistlerite1
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a couple years of experience in climbing I was looking for an appropriate ice climbing course for me to get a first idea of what it's about. As beginner courses seemed to have too much redundancy and any other course needed too much basic knowledge, I got the recommendation to hire a guide for a day. At first I... More 

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White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The AST1 course was excellent. Eric is a down to earth instructor. Obviously lots of experience and knowledge to share. The classroom day was not boring and the mountain day was a ton of fun. Tremendous learning for me out of the course. I would recommend to anyone thinking about backcountry access.

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Thank Dale T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took the AST1 course Dec 30 and 31. Eric, the lead instructor and guide did a great job at making the classroom day move along quickly. He also was very effective at ensuring important concepts were understood. The field day was excellent and all of the guides brought their individual skills and experience to the table.... More 

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Whistler, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the 2 day AST1 avalanche course with my 14 year old son. Eric and the other guides made the course engaging, informative and really fun for everyone in the group. Highly recommended for anyone looking to venture into the backcountry.

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