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Backcountry alpine adventure
Forget the crowds, gondolas and lift lines.
The Squamish area offers an incomparable backcountry mountain experience that is a true alpine adventure. Discover backcountry ski touring at its best as you explore ancient forests to reach destinations like the Elfin Lakes or Red Heather huts in the Diamond Head area of gorgeous Garibaldi Provincial Park. Spend the day enjoying laps on Paul Ridge, or use the hut as a base camp to explore the gargoyles, Mt Garibaldi & Mt Atwell. Or, tour through Brohm Ridge, Cloudburst Mountain or the Tricouni areas of the Squamish/Cheakamus Divide. You may never visit a ski resort again.
A favourite backcountry challenge is the traverse of the Garibaldi Neve which brings you from Diamond Head to Garibaldi Lake.
In addition to the incredible backcountry skiing, Squamish is also an ideal destination for snowshoeing; featuring abundant marked trails, plus snow-capped mountain vistas and pristine wooded glades, creeks, wildlife and more to enjoy while trekking through Mother Nature’s backyard.