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Vancouver, BC, is about an hour away from Mt. Garibaldi
Situated in the Sea to Sky region between Whistler and Squamish, the Garibaldi Neve Traverse is a classic glaciated alpine ski tour in the Coast Mountains. This 40-km long route in Garibaldi Park allows powder chasers to cross slopes, gullies, and glaciers filled with perfect snow and experience striking views of alpine scenery in every direction. As the icing on the cake, you’ll also summit the epic Mt. Garibaldi (2,678 m/8,786 ft)! This towering peak overlooks the Howe Sound and Squamish, allowing you to take in rewarding wintry vistas, where you can observe some of the best ski powder in the world. Travel across glacial plateaus, climb beautiful peaks along the way, and ski various glades and alpine descents on this epic ski traverse. Join your experienced guide who’ll ensure safety throughout the way and discover one of the best glacial traverses in British Columbia!
Ascend the iconic Mt. Garibaldi as an added bonus
Carve big turns on British Columbia’s amazing powder
Garibaldi Neve Traverse is a west coast mountaineering classic
Spend three days shredding quality snow while ski mountaineering on Garibaldi Neve Traverse with a guide. Take this adventure to another level by summiting Mt. Garibaldi and witness some of the most amazing views of Squamish from the top. Traverse across gullies, glaciers, and slopes and descend down some epic lines to wrap up your adventure. You’ll be rewarded with mega views and snowy landscapes throughout the way!
Meet up with your guide and you’ll review the necessary gear together. After signing the waivers, you’ll get ready for the next day because your adventure is about to begin!
On the first day of this ski mountaineering adventure, you’ll catch a ride up to Brohm Ridge in your guiding service’s snow limo. Continue going towards Mt. Garibaldi and begin summiting the peak. Getting to the top will provide incredible views of Squamish, Howe Sound, and the massive Garibaldi Park. End the day by skiing back to your camp.
Today you’ll start skiing from the Garibaldi camp all the way to Elfin Lakes. You’ll set up a campsite here and prepare for the upcoming day.
It’s the last day of this adventure and time to complete the traverse. Head out down Paul’s Ridge to cap off the adventure. After you’re done traversing this huge area, you’ll feel a huge sense of accomplishment.
Monte is a great guide! Very knowledgeable, fun and safe. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to get out in the back country or rock climbing. He can teach you skills or just show you a great stress free time in the mountains!
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures on Garibaldi Neve Traverse, British Columbia, please refer to British Columbia’s Travel and COVID-19 website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get in this adventure:
What’s not included:
In order to enjoy this backcountry adventure, you need to have a moderate level of fitness and some backcountry skiing experience. All participants should feel comfortable on challenging black-level resort runs and be able to carry a loaded daypack while hiking uphill.
This adventure is suited for intermediate to advanced downhill skiers with previous skiing and riding experience in the backcountry. Winter experience is not needed. In order to keep up with your guide’s pace, you should be comfortable hiking uphill every day and navigating steep, ungroomed, and treed terrain. If you’re not an advanced skier, we recommend checking out Intro to backcountry skiing in Whistler.
For technical backcountry ski touring gear, you will need to bring:
For personal items, we recommend bringing:
All mandatory gear can be rented if you don’t have your own. You can rent:
Ski rental locations are in Whistler and should be picked up the night prior to your outing. If you need to rent gear, let us know and we can help make arrangements.
Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
Ski touring on Garibaldi Neve Traverse can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has skiers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Garibaldi Neve Traverse, most people fly into Vancouver International Airport just under two hours away from Mt. Garibaldi. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, you’ll meet your guide at a predetermined location the day before the first day to review gear and sign waivers. On Day 1, you’ll be transferred to Brohm Ridge and start skiing. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.