In this list you’ll find some of the best hand-picked exciting, exhilarating (and slightly dangerous) adventures Whistler has offer. And not only that, these experiences are offered by the very best guides and local Whistler businesses.

The people who will be guiding you on these extraordinary trips have taken us on a variety of adventures over the years, and we know they’ll deliver an experience you’ll never forget.

1. Ice Climbing Up A Waterfall

ice climbing whistler tour, full day

Guides: Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
Who For: This trip is perfect for beginners with no previous ice climbing experience, or advanced climbers who want to tick off a classic west coast ice climbing route.
How Much: $419 for a full day (min. 2 people). Includes guide, equipment, training, and transport.

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2. Ski Tour The Spearhead Traverse

spearhead traverse whistler

Guides: Altus Mountain Guides
Who For: Beginner to advanced ski tourers or splitboarders with good who want to push themselves to spend three days touring one of BC’s most spectacular passes.
How Much: $675 for three days. The Spearhead traverse trip includes guide, camping gear (except sleeping bag). A Whistler Blackcomb lift ticket is needed.

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3. Whistler Skeleton: Head-first Down The Olympic Track At 100km/p/h

skeleton whistler

Guides: Whistler Sport Legacies Skeleton Training Staff
Who For: Everyone. Launch yourself head-first down the fastest sliding track in the world. The Whistler Sliding Centre is the only place in Canada where public can experience the rush of skeleton.
How Much: $189. Whistler skeleton experience includes coaching and equipment rentals.

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4. Get Your AST Level 1 Whistler: Avalanche Skills For The Backcountry

Guides: Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures (previously Whistler Alpine Guides)
Who For: Beginner to intermediate skiers and snowboarders who want to learn the skills necessary to safely navigate and travel through a variety of avalanche terrain in the backcountry, and how to quickly and effectively complete a companion rescue.
How Much: $279 for two days. AST 1 includes guide, camping gear (except sleeping bag). A Whistler Blackcomb lift ticket is needed.

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5. Ice Fishing On A Frozen Backcountry Lake

Guides: Pemberton Fish Finder
Who For: Anyone. Young, old, beginner, or expert, Brad and the team at Pemberton Fish Finder will provide all the gear, teach you everything you need to know, and even cook up your catches on the BBQ.
How much: $239 per person. Includes transportation, all gear, and (freshly caught) lunch.

Related post: See what happened when we went ice fishing with The Expeditioners and Pemberton Fishfinder

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6. Whistler Dog Sledding: Mush Through Remote West Coast Rainforest

dog sledding whistler with Blackcomb Snowmobile

Guides: Blackcomb Snowmobile
Who For: Dog lovers and intrepid explorers. If, as humans, we loved our jobs even half as much as these dogs do we’d all be over the moon with happiness. The joy and excitement of the Blackcomb Snowmobile sled dogs is infectious!
How Much: $159. Includes, dog sled, guide, warm blankets to snuggle under, and festive apple cider.

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7. Powder Hunting On Splitboards: A Fully Guided Day In The Whistler Backcountry

backcountry snowboarding whistker

Guides: Altus Mountain Guides
Who For: Intermediate to advanced riders who want to polish their splitboarding skills and get insider knowledge on the best backcountry powder stashes from local guide.
How Much: $450 for one full day, $700 two day. Max group size is three people. A Whistler Blackcomb lift ticket is needed, as well as your own food and water.

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8. Ski Fast & Shoot Straight: Whistler Biathlon Experience At Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler Biathlon Olympic Experience

Guides: Whistler Sport Legacies Biathlon Training Staff
Who For: Everyone. All ages, no previous cross-country skiing experience needed. In a test of speed and skill, the dual winter sport combines the exhilaration of cross-country skiing with the marksmanship of target shooting
How Much: Starting at $25

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9. Fully Guided Overnight Trip To A Backcountry Hut

Wendy Thompson Hut

Guides: Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures (previously Whistler Alpine Guides)
Who For: Intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders who are comfortable skiing and riding blue runs in variable conditions, and would like to experience true ski touring or splitboarding in the wild coast mountains.
How Much: $699 for three days

Related post: Whistler Bucket List: Overnight In The Backcountry, Wendy Thompson Hut

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Happy adventuring, folks!