is wonderful backcountry skiing at Garibaldi Park, rnaging from intermediate
to expert. Chains will be required on vehilces to reach the parking
lots of some areas. All skiers should be aware of avalanche hazards
and should carry appropriate equipement for skiing in the backcountry.
Skiers should contact the park for information on winter avalanche conditions.
This is a good
place to learn in the company of more advanced skiers. The trail head
has very easy access but the road may be snow covered. You can ski for
one to several days. You'll find a Vancouver Outdoor Club cabin along
There is access
to the backcountry at the top of the ski lift. From Whistler Mountain
you can reach singing pass. It's very easy access but the area is for
expert backcountry skiers. Tours can be several hours to days long.
This is another
popular destination for backcountry skiers in the park. There is a lot
of touring in this area. There is easy access but the roads may be snow
covered. The trail starts off with a healthy climb. You can ski several
hours to several days.
There are some
extreme areas at McBride Range, with steep mountains and an extended
traverse. This area can be access from Singing Pass. The area has the
potential for tours of as long as ten days.
There is some great
ski touring here with a lot of possibilities. There are huts available
for someone looking to do a few days out. This area has very easy access
from whistler mountain. There is a marked trail to the pass.
tour of over 45km is for the true back country skier. The area is easily
accessed and includes includes spectacular views. It is a one way traverse
which can be combined with several other park traverses to make up a
trip of several weeks.
This is a very
popular area. It's a good place for a skier to learn from someone more
advanced. Again the access is easy but deep snow may provide a problem.
A trip of one to several days is possible, there is a hut for over night
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