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Spearhead Ski Traverse

Ski the Haute Route of the Americas”

This majes­tic ski tour, con­sid­ered the best in the Coast Range, has been named the Haute Route of the Amer­i­c­as,” con­nect­ing the spec­tac­u­lar, and rugged back­coun­try ter­rain of the Whistler and Black­comb ski areas. With easy access to 22 majes­tic miles of diverse back­coun­try ter­rain, includ­ing the cross­ing of 13 glac­i­ers, the Spear­head is a superb first for­ay into tech­ni­cal ski, and snow­board mountaineering. 

We tra­verse this beau­ti­ful range over 3 – 4 days depend­ing on con­di­tions. We start the tour from the back­side of Black­comb Peak at the head of Horts­man Glac­i­er and end on the Whistler Glac­i­er near Whistler ski area. We use Black­comb and Whistler lifts to access incred­i­ble descents, uti­liz­ing a vari­ety of moun­taineer­ing skills as we go. This is a seri­ous under­tak­ing and appli­cants must be strong inter­me­di­ate skiers and able to car­ry at least 30 – 40 lbs while ski­ing. Lev­el I avalanche course may be required and a ski-moun­taineer­ing course is required for all applicants.


  • Spear­head Traverse

    $1,150 – 4 Days

Ski Tour is Arranged on a Custom Basis — Contact Us



Flight Information

For sched­uled cours­es and climbs, you should fly into Seat­tle-Taco­ma Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (SeaT­ac). You are respon­si­ble for your trans­porta­tion to down­town Seat­tle. You will meet as a group with your guide(s) ear­ly morn­ing on Day 1 for an ori­en­ta­tion meet­ing and equip­ment check. 


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  • Spear­head Traverse


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Black­comb to Whistler Traverse

Client to Guide Ratio




Level 2 avalanche trained and 5 plus years backcountry experience.