the spearhead


The Spearhead area is one of the best backcountry assets in the southern Coast Mountains. By using the Whistler Blackcomb lift system for access, the effort-to-reward ratio is unparalleled in the region. A short skin beyond the resort boundary leads to an expanding range of glades, peaks, glaciers and chutes the farther out you venture.

The atlas provides unprecedented detail about a range of routes, from short tours to multi-day traverses.

Tremor Glacier

Whirlwind Peak

Cheakamus Mountain

Decker Mountain


The Kees and Claire Hut, located at Russet Lake beyond Whistler Mountain is one of the most impressive
public backcountry huts in Canada.

The atlas is the first ski touring guidebook to include comprehensive coverage of the hut,
the first of three in the Spearhead Hut chain.

Spearhead Traverse

Unquestionably one of the classic tours of the South Coast, the Spearhead Traverse is a spectacular route linking Blackcomb and Whistler ski resorts via a horseshoe of glacier-clad alpine terrain. The traverse links 11 glaciers while weaving around 17 peaks.

The atlas covers the traverse in thorough detail, including multiple annotated air photos for every section of terrain.

Spearhead: PUshing the Boundaries

Spearhead: Pushing the Boundaries of BC’s Backcountry‘ celebrates the history of the Spearhead Traverse, first skied in 1964, while asking how do we manage the impact on these spaces as they gain popularity.

Directed by: Seth Gillis
Produced by: Origin