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Spearhead Traverse


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A classic multi-day traverse in the Whistler Backcountry. The Blackcomb chairlift from the Whistler Resort gets you up to elevation – you can buy a backcountry pass for a single upload.

Drive to Whistler and park in Lot 5, the only lot where overnight parking is allowed. Leave a note on your car that you are camping and walk 10 minutes to the Blackcomb base. Buy a backcountry lift ticket for around $45. Work your way up the lift system to the Showcase T-bar near the summit of Blackcomb.

Click the thumbtack icon on the map for Google driving directions.

The Whistler backcountry is epic in scale, terrain options and snow quality. Definitely a trip for the bucket list of any backcountry enthusiast.