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Take a walk on the wild side with this glacial snow and ice excursion on the Horstman Glacier in Whistler, British Columbia. Observe the 10,000-year-old glacier in retreat with an early summer walk that provides the opportunity to slide or glissade down the snow. The sun is shining and the lakes are warm — but the snow remains, a perfect time to experience the Horseman Glacier. All the necessary equipment — boots, crampons, and an ice axe — is included.
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
This summer, explore the glacial snow and ice of the Horstman Glacier in Whistler, British Columbia. Slide or glissade down the snow of this 10,000-year-old glacier in retreat with an experienced, local guide.

Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time from the mountaintop office at Mountain Skills Academy. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Meet the guide, sign a waiver, and get outfitted with glacier travel gear, including boots, crampons, and ice axe. Then take the Whistler Gondola for a 30-minute ride to the glacier.

Walk across a beautiful alpine snow slope or a breathtaking glacial morraine and wildflower meadow (depending on the time of year and the corresponding mountain conditions) while approaching the Whistler bowl and glacier. Look up to see the 2,160-meter Whistler Peak. Along the way, learn how the last ice age interacted with the terrain to form the beautiful coastal mountain ranges.

This popular tour is great for people of all ages and abilities, and especially fun for families with children eight years of age and older.

As is the case with all activities in the Canadian Alpine, each day is subject to rapidly changing mountain conditions. Check with the staff beforehand to see what the forecast is for any particular day.


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, Aug 2017

Absolutely incredible, highly recommend! To be able to walk through snow whilst wearing a t-shirt and shorts is one of the coolest experiences! We had never seen snow so this was a totally unique experience. The views from the top of the glacier are absolutely breathtaking, photos do not do it justice. The views even from the gondola trip are awesome! We had a great guide Annie, who was very knowledgeable and took great care of us. Glissading sliding down the snow at the end was a highlight, do it if you can!

, Aug 2016

Had a really nice time walking on a glacier on an 80 degree day in August! Our guide Maya was very nice and told us many facts about the area and the glacier. Never thought I'd be sliding down a snow hill on August 23...very unique and lots of fun!

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