Coquihalla Backcountry Skiing

Coquihalla Summit area offers deep and dry snow conditions with no lift lines! Throw in easy access from Vancouver or Kamloops and you’ve got one awesome day of backcountry skiing.

The skiing options here are endless. From fun powder skiing in open sub alpine glades to steep gnarly chute skiing, the Coq is one of our favourite places to ski.

Join one of our guided backcountry skiing trips to the Coquihalla, or contact us for a private booking anytime though out the season. We also offer Coquihalla based Ski Touring and AST1 courses, see courses above or contact us for more info.

We keep the groups small with a maximum guide:guest ratio of 1:6.

Some of our favorite Coquihalla tours:

  • Needle Peak
  • Iago & Great Bear
  • Thar Peak
  • Alpine Ridge traverse from Zopjok to Alpaca
  • Needle Peak Couloir

Who’s it for?

  • New and Experienced Backcountry skiers or split-boarders

How to signup?

  • Private Group: We guide to your ability level and backcountry conditions. Our guides are happy to take your group skiing or incorporate instructional aspects to your day, or both! Available all season long.

Private Group – Coquihalla – 2022/2023 Season

Private Group
1-6 Skiers/Splitboarders
From $650 CAD Book Now


Important: You will be required to sign a waiver. Please ensure you have read and understood the waiver prior to the start date.

ACMG Waiver: ACMGWaiver.pdf

Small group size
ACMG Guide or CAA Professional Member
Access to our guides and instructors for post trip questions!
Avalanche Equipment (Available for rent from us)
  • 0730: Meet in Coquihalla Pass
  • 16:00 to 17:00: Return to Vehicles
  • You will need the following gear, contact us if you need any recommendations:

    • Face mask or ski mask
    • Personal hand sanitizer
    • Alpine touring boots, skis or split-board, poles, skins
    • Avalanche kit: transceiver (digital), probe, shovel. We can provide rentals if required.
    • Medium sized backpack (20 to 30l)
    • Lunch, snacks, and water
    • Helmet is recommended
    • Ski googles
    • Headlamp
    • Warm clothing and down jacket
    • Goretex Jacket & Pants
    • Breathable windproof jacket uphill travel
    • Thin gloves for uphill travel
    • Warm gloves and touque
    Uphill track setting in Coquihalla Park
    Coquihalla powder skiing
    Iago powder skiing!
    Ski touring coquihalla
    Ski touring coquihalla Zupjok Summit
    Coquihalla Surface Hoar Layer. AST2 Course
    Alpaca Ridge Traverse, Coquihalla Ski Touring
    Uphill track setting in Coquihalla