Spearhead Range Ski Traverse is the most famous and classic traverse in BC!  The route goes from Blackcomb to Whistler through the Spearhead Mountain Range. This ski tour crosses over a dozen different glaciers and travels through spectacular high alpine terrain the entire way.  Bring your camera, the views and skiing are spectacular! Depending upon conditions and group fitness levels, there are many options for climbing peaks and skiing additional classic runs enroute.

We do the trip over 3 full days and 2 nights allowing time to enjoy the trip. There are many excellent optional ski ascents and descents enroute including: Decker, Patterson, Tremor, MacBeth, Overlord.

Who’s it for:

You should be fit enough to carry an overnight pack in the mountains for multiple consecutive days.  You should also be capable of skiing black diamond runs inbounds confidently.

Important: You will be required to sign a paper RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT at the commencement of the course.


March 5-7, 2024 $750 CAD Book Now

Private trips available on request. Contact us at info@bcskiguides.com for more information.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Lift Co Coffee Company, Whistler Villiage
ACMG Certified Guide
Avalanche Safety Refresher
Tent Based Accommodation
Group Equipment (Crevasse Rescue Gear, Radio, Etc)
Meals and snacks
Sleeping bag and thermarest
Backcountry Lift Ticket (Additional $69)

Day 1:  Blackcomb to Patterson Zone

7:30am Meeting in Whistler Villiage where we will review current conditions and gear for the trip.  8:30am avalanche response training. Afterwards we will take the chairlifts to the top of the Blackcomb Ski Area and begin our traverse.  Expect to travel about 6 to 8 hours on the first day.

Day 2: Patterson to Naden Glacier.

Continuing along the Spearhead Traverse route, we will travel through the Patterson, Tremor, Platform Glacier, and RipSaw zones to reach our camp on the Naden Glacier.  Spectacular views of the Spearhead Range and the McBride Range can be seen enroute.

Day 3: Naden to Singing Pass

Travel from Naden into the crux of the route as it weaves up and over the Fitzsimmons glacier. Epic views with great ski descents down the overlord and whirlwind glaciers. Ski out via the singing pass to return to Whistler villiage.

You will need the following gear for your trip:

  • Alpine touring skis or split-board
  • Climbing skins
  • Touring boots
  • Ski crampons
  • Boot crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Avalanche kit: transceiver (digital), probe, shovel
  • Harness
  • 1 Locking Caribiner (Triple action)
  • 2x 5mm Cord (5m length)
  • Ice screw
  • Ski googles
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun screen
  • Sun hat
  • Large sized backpack (60 to 80l)
  • Warm sleeping bag (-15 rating or colder)
  • Insulated ground mattress
  • Down jacket
  • Touque
  • 2 pairs of Gloves
  • Waterproof shell pants and jacket
  • Base and mid layers
  • Windproof jacket
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