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Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

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Address: 207B - 4368 Main Street | Market Pavilion, Whistler Town Plaza, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
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+1 604-938-9242
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00

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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Avalanche Skills Training 1

This course is a must for anyone wanting to go back country or out of bounds and minimise their risk of being caught by avalanche. Also a through introduction to companion rescue... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This course is a must for anyone wanting to go back country or out of bounds and minimise their risk of being caught by avalanche. Also a through introduction to companion rescue where the time is critical to find them. The classroom day flew by and the time on the snow most interesting. A reasonable level of skill on snow... More 

Thank rabbit2417
Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I were looking for an AST 1 and we found one that worked with our days off through MSAA. It was great because my partner is a splitboarder and the guide was one as well. We had equal amounts of splitboarders and skiiers so we were in separate groups and it was great to be taught by... More 

Thank deetoporowski
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had such a great experience with the AST 1 course in Whistler BC . Sara our instructor was knowledgeable and a thorough teacher introducing our group to backcountry mountain safety. I highly recommend Mountain Skills Academy. I will definitely be taking more course from MSA when I am ready to go to the next level.

Thank Neil K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The AST1 course was everything I expected and more. Learned so much. Thank you to all the instructors and staff at Mountain Skill Academy!

Thank Candace R
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The course was fun, well laid out, and the technical aspects were explained clearly (even I could follow)! The day out into the snow taught companion rescue, basics of back country route planning and practically how to use skins etc. enjoyed a good beer at the end of the day.

Thank MarkC101
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I took the AST 1 course this weekend with Mountain Skills Academy and it met and exceeded all my expectations! Day one was a classroom session and the 8 hrs went by quite quick with the instructors mixing up slideshows, videos and smaller group assignments. Day 2 we meet at the lifts, got divided into smaller groups and then headed... More 

Thank Emma M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I tried their via Ferratta day trip with guide Daniel o'Keefe and totally enjoyed it. Firstly, I was impressed that they didn't cancel the tour in spite of the fact that I was the only client on that hour. Secondly, we were able to arrange the tour at an earlier time so I have more than enough time between my... More 

Thank Guen L
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

After doing this I feel like I could do anything. I don’t have a fear of heights, but this was intense. We had a wonderful guide name Patrick. I would not have made it without Patrick. This tour is the real deal. There are times that you are actually holding on to and standing on the edge of rocks. If... More 

Thank G G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Led by a friendly and passionate guide (Patrick) he took four of us up the approx 3 hr journey up the gondolas to the top then the via ferrata. Safety was fully explained as well as efficient climbing up the rock face. Great fun and recommended for anyone of any ability. Separate lift pass required which can also be used... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My mum and I were lucky enough to be the only ones on our 9:00AM Via Ferrata tour with Junichi! He was so knowledgable of many facts and made the experience fun. He was such an amazing guide and made sure that my mum and I were safe the entire time. He also took photos as we were climbing and... More 

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