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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/snowboard tour, ice climbing, Via Ferrata tour, glacier tour, rock climbing, hiking and camping, mountaineering...more
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:30
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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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+1 855-938-9242
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was a great trip. Our guides Maya and Dan were fantastic and taught us a ton about climbing in the alpine. Both were personal and entertaining. The group was great with everyone shooting the breeze the whole way up and down. The route was...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Decided to take a couple days off work and join some friends for a last minute slackcountry day(s) at Whistler. Called Whistler Alpine about renting a splitboard and associated gear and they were super friendly and helpful. Showed up the next day at 8am and...More

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whistlerguides, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

We are very sorry for your unfortunate equipment malfunction and saddened that it changed your view of our company. We have talked about this situation with the employee you dealt with and did see a refund was processed right away along with a sincere apologetic...More

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Reviewed 8 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

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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 29 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

Thank Cecilia T
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!

Reviewed 29 September 2018

We selected the skywalk excursion, Led by Mike Belanger and had a wonderful day. The trail is well done and Mike did a great job making sure we made the most of our experience. Thanks!

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Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks David! That was a spectacular day.

Reviewed 29 September 2018

We managed to sneak in a late season walk with Mike (Belanger) this week. We had the best time, the weather was excellent and we had Mike and the trail all to ourselves! Thanks for a great time!

Thank David T
Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks again David!

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We came in from Seattle looking for adventure and we were not disappointed ! Erik Dumerack was our guide and made our experience phenomenal ! He taught us new things and tailored the experience for our needs/skill. We had the time of our lives and...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

If your are looking for a wild, adventurous and unforgettable experience, Via Ferrata is the way to go. We booked this tour because my husband and I were looking for an experience that was similar to traditional mountaineering but without all the real dangers. We...More

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Mountain_Skills, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

What a fantastic review!! Thanks a lot, we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know.

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

After a period of cold and snowy weather things had really brightened up for our visit to Whistler Mountains via Ferrata. Our guide Tim was terrific. I feared we wouldn’t be able to make the trip as the gondola had just closed weekdays but he...More

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Mtn_Skills_Academy, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Brilliant! Thanks for the lovely review and we're so happy that you had a great day!

Reviewed 16 September 2018

I am experienced alpine, rock and ice climber. I have also spent time in the Italian Dolomites doing Via Ferratas. My girlfriend and I had a week in Whistler to either Mt. Bike or rock climb. The weather was too wet for rock climbing however....More

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Mtn_Skills_Academy, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

We're so glad you got such a good day for it! You really made the most of your time here. Well done! Thank you.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

We are a fairly active family of 5 (kids aged 16, 14 and 11) and all found this trip absolutely exhilarating and not overly challenging. Our guide Mya (Mia?) was brilliant, explained everything well, kept us safe, took photos for us and was knowledgable about...More

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Mtn_Skills_Academy, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Maya is great at motivating her guests! We are so happy that your family had such a great time. Thanks for joining us!

Reviewed 5 September 2018

My husband and I went on this morning’s glacier ascent and it was fabulous! Mike, our guide was great, teaching us about mountaineering and explaining carabiners, different mountaineering terms, and belaying. We also enjoyed finding out about Mike’s adventures around Whistler and beyond. It was...More

Thank KATE H
Mtn_Skills_Academy, Manager at Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi Kate, thanks so much. We're glad that Mike made your tour so good. We'll be sure to let him know.

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