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Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

Whistler, Canada
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About Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
Come on an adventure with us! In the winter, we do guided backcountry ski and snowboard tours, snowshoeing, and ice climbing. In the summer, the Via Ferrata is our most popular and exciting tour! Or try a glacier tour, rock climbing, hiking, camping, or a mountaineering trip. Our highly trained, friendly guides will show you the best of our beautiful mountains in and around Whistler. Public and private tours are available daily.
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Whistler Via Ferrata Tour

Enjoy a thrilling rock climbing experience at Whistler on this ‘Via Ferrata’ tour. With safety cables and metal rungs to help you climb, it’s an activity suitable even for first-time climbers. Challenge yourself to climb the entire route and feel a rush of adrenaline as you reach the 7,087 foot (2160-meter) mountain summit.
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4 hours
from $155.31

Whistler Glacier Ascent Hike

Spend a winter day hiking through the snowy Whistler area during this hike. Follow a guide who knows the best ways around the snow to stay safe and have a great time. Snap pictures of the beautiful alpine surroundings as you go, and learn about the history of glacier climbing.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $149.56

Whistler Glacier Discovery Tour

Take a walk on the wild side with this glacial snow and ice excursion on the Horstman Glacier in Whistler, British Columbia. Observe the 10,000-year-old glacier in retreat with an early summer walk that provides the opportunity to slide or glissade down the snow. The sun is shining and the lakes are warm — but the snow remains, a perfect time to experience the Horseman Glacier. All the necessary equipment — boots, crampons, and an ice axe — is included.
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2 hours
from $109.36

Whistler Sky Walk

If you want to hike on Whistler Mountain but lack mountain climbing experience, technical skills, or confidence, then this guided excursion is ideal. Purchase a gondola ticket and ride to the top. Set off with a guide, who will offer commentary and support, and help you clip into a cable to pass along cliff tops and suspension bridges.
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2 to 3 hours
from $105.31

Whistler Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding

Whistler Blackcomb is already the largest ski resort in Canada but backcountry skiing offers even more possibilities to get your powder fix. On this tour, venture off-piste and enjoy an unforgettable backcountry skiing or splitboarding experience, with a local guide to show you all the most thrilling descents and spectacular views. Suitable only for intermediate and advanced skiers, this adrenaline-fuelled tour is limited to just six participants ensuring a personalized experience.
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8 hours
from $235.15
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Briana K wrote a review Apr 2021
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I completed the AST-1 at Elfin Lakes this weekend and it was an awesome experience! Our guide Cloe was fun and knowledgeable, and did a great job engaging and educating the group. Would highly recommend this course and I’ll be signing up for another MSAA weekend in the future. Thanks!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We'll be sure to let Cloe know you had a great time, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future :)
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Guy M wrote a review Apr 2021
Whistler, Canada1 contribution
Overall the class was great. I just wanted to give a shoutout to my instructor, Chloe. She was very focused on the class, constantly checking over her shoulder to make sure everyone was keeping pace. I even saw her carry one students skis when she couldn't make it up a steeper part of the run and help that student transition back-and-forth from skins to skis each time we made a transition.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review! We will definitely pass on your compliments to Cloe.
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Heather wrote a review Apr 2021
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I signed up for the Intro to Backcountry course and was quite nervous due to my lack of experience in the backcountry. Our guide, April, was extremely patient and understanding. I was definitely the slowest and the least experienced haha, but I never felt pressured and April and the group were incredibly helpful and reassuring. I can't recommend this course enough. It was the hardest thing I've done physically and I challenged/pushed myself harder than ever before. The entire team made me feel supported and I wouldn't have been able to do it without them. Huge shoutout to Ollie and Kat who answered all of my many questions and went the extra mile sending me info about transportation and rescheduling for me. Thank you for making this such an incredible experience! Will definitely take courses with them in the future.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Mountain_Skills, Guest Relations Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
Responded Apr 7, 2021
Thanks Heather! We're stoked that you had a great experience with April. Thank you for the great review and I will make sure we pass on the great feedback to Ollie and Kat. We're looking forward to having you in one of our AST1 courses in the future!
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Nikol Marconova wrote a review Mar 2021
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Fantastic Experience. I participated in the Introduction to Split-boarding. Highly recommended! April is an excellent guide, patient and extremely knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
Responded Mar 29, 2021
Thanks for the awesome review! We love that you had such a great time. We hope to see you again!
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Jeff P wrote a review Mar 2021
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I recently took the Avalanche Skills Training 1 course through MSAA and it was fantastic. Rob pivoted nicely to Zoom for the didactic part of the program (not easy to do), and the on mountain day was amazing. High winds and snow closed 7th Heaven so we skinned up anyway, tucked into some tress and had the mountain for ourselves. Rob and Megan did an amazing job teaching us how to read the mountain terrain, pay attention to and predict the weather, determine the risks and use our avalanche rescue tools with confidence. I highly recommend this program through MSAA!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
Responded Mar 18, 2021
Thanks so much for the review! Rob and Megan are awesome and will love to hear you had a great time with them.
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