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Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

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Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures offers guided adventure tours and courses. Fulfill your adventurous side with a backcountry ski or snowboard tour, snowshoeing, ice climbing, Via Ferrata tour, glacier tour, rock climbing, hiking and camping...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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207B-4368 Main St | Market Pavilion, Whistler Town Plaza, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friends and I just completed our AST1 course with MSA, our guide Rob was awesome. He was super knowledgeable and relayed the information in an easy to understand way. I highly recommend MSA and Rob for anyone who wishes to learn more about the...More

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Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much. Rob will love to hear this! Happy trails.

Reviewed 3 days ago

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the team at Mountain Skills Academy for providing my group and I with an incredible two days, full of information and fun on our AST1 course. It was an incredible experience and everyone had an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew W
Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much! The whole team was stoked to read this! Thank you for choosing us and we'd love to invite you back anytime for fun or more learning. We are happy to offer you our loyalty discount in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took this tour as I had never really ventured out of the resort, and hadn't had a chance to try splitboarding yet. The guides James and Lucinda were amazing. Both were super helpful in explaining how to split the boards, put on the skins...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Love hearing this! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to introduce you to the backcountry. It's a truly gorgeous way to enjoy the winter. Glad you enjoyed your day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On January second me and some friends did the backcountry ski and Splitboarding tour with our guide Randy. We couldn't imagine a better guide. He was experienced, knowledgeable and humoristic. He made us sweat during the climbs but the descents were more than worth it....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rob B
Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow!! Thanks so much. Randy is a great guide and he'll be very happy to hear your comments.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over December I spent 3 weekends with MSAA doing some training for ski mountaineering: AST1 followed by a multi weekend Super Ski Course (Crevasse Rescue/Ski Mountaineering). Itineraries were sent out well in advance, the guides were very knowledgeable and experienced and provided awesome tips and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much Simon! We really appreciate the props!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Josh was our guide through the backcountry ski day, he was really patient, tons of knowledge and super friendly guy. Would recommend anyone to try this different experience and get out of crowds away from the resort for a true Canadian Experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! Josh will love to hear this. So happy you had a great day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great time completing our AST-1 with Mountain Skills Academy. Kurt was an awesome instructor who taught us a lot and pushed our knowledge and expectations. He always tested our perceived knowledge versus the safety of ourselves and our group....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much David! We'll let Kurt know you enjoyed the course. Thanks for taking AST-1 with us. Enjoy the backcountry and be safe out there!

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

I took AST 1 from MSAA in Whistler - had a great time and learned a ton. Kurt and Tim were fantastic classroom instructors - direct, patient and not patronizing or bro-y. Rob was our instructor in the field and again, was super passionate about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

It's great to get such excellent feedback. Thanks so much! Stay safe out there!

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic day hiking to Wedge Mount Lake. I booked a guide as I was by myself. Mountain Skills Academy were great from the offset. Quick communication despite the time difference before I arrived. The hike itself was stunning. Our guide Mike was fantastic....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for the great review. And congrats on getting up to the lake! At this time of year, it can be a tough hike.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

This was my first time in Whistler and I was looking for something fun and exciting but that didn’t require technical climbing skills. From the very beginning the people involved was very eager to help us to put together the right adventure for us. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks Cecilia, we'll be sure to let Mike know that you enjoyed the Via Ferrata!

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