Kees and Clair Hut – Hut Based Ski Touring

Types: Ski and Snowboarding, Ski Lodge, Touring

Region: Whistler

Kees and Clair Hut - Hut Based Ski Touring

Escape the crowds and line-ups for some amazing backcountry ski touring & ski mountaineering in the amazing Whistler backcountry!

Kees and Clair Hut - Hut Based Ski Touring

The Kees and Claire Hut is located behind Whistler Ski Resort in the Fitzsimmons range on the edge of Russet Lake. It's the first of 3 huts that will eventually created a hut system along the popular Spearhead Traverse. However, as a stand-alone backcountry ski destination the 38 person Kees and Claire hut is ideally situated at 1950m on the border of excellent tree skiing and big alpine peaks like Mount Fissile.

This year we're excited to be offering a 4-day, low ratio backcountry ski touring trip out of the Kees and Claire hut. Let us arrange your food, hut booking, lift tickets (if you need some) and of course some amazing backcountry guides! We're limiting numbers on this trip to 4 guests and two guides (a lead guide and a tail guide) for a very customizable and intimate backcountry experience.


Whistler mountain has a ton of easily accessible ski touring that can be accessed right from the hut. It's a great zone for storm days as there's lots of open tree skiing in the sub-alpine glades with amazing terrain and powder! But when the sky breaks blue there are a ton of amazing high alpine lines to explore. Let us show you the secret backcountry power stashes and amazing big mountain lines that only the locals know about!

Who’s this trip for:

The Whistler backcountry has a range of terrain for anyone from beginner to advanced, both skiers and split boarders. This particular trip is low-ratio and will be ideal for anyone that has a  reasonable level of fitness (can walk uphill for a few hours), no backcountry or avalanche experience necessary.

The Kees and Claire Hut

The Kees and Claire Hut is a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient backcountry hut with 38 sleeping spaces divided into 6 sleeping areas. It is heated, so all you’ll need is a light sleeping bag (and mattress, for the time being - the hut hopes to provide mattresses in the not too distant future). The hut is fully equipped with propane stoves, cookies equipment, pots, plates, utensils, etc. Only food needs to be carried in. The hut has indoor composting toilets for your comfort and to minimize environmental impact. The hut has electricity and lights and USB ports for charging phones, etc. There is also cell phone service at the hut.

Custom Dates Available

Just let us know what dates will work for you and we'll put together a custom package.

Fine Print:

  • A $500 deposit is due upon booking.
  • The final payment due 60 days prior to the trip.
  • Trips subject to 5% GST.
  • We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance.
  • Be sure to look over our Booking Policies.
  • Participants will be required to sign an ACMG Waiver as well as a helicopter company waiver

Day 1

  • 8:00 Meet at Blackcomb Mountain Base
  • 8:30 Upload gondola and ski tour to the Kees and Claire hut (4 hours)
  • Drop gear and possible extra run

Day 2 & 3

  • 9:00 to 16:00 Skiing

Day 4

  • 7:30 to 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00 to 16:00 Skiing
  • 16:00 Return to Whistler Base
Kees and Clair Hut – Hut Based Ski Touring


  • Escape the crowds
  • Amazing skiing
  • Beautiful views
Types Ski and Snowboarding, Ski Lodge, Touring
Region Whistler
Season Winters
Prices From N/A

Difficulty: Difficulty: Intermediate Intermediate

Intermediate to advanced options available depending on avalanche conditions

What's Included

  • Group Equipment
  • ACMG Guide
  • Meals at the Hut
  • Hut Booking

What's Not Included

  • Ski Gear
  • Personal Safety Equipment (rental available)
  • Lift Tickets


  • Intermediate ski ability (blue/black diamond runs)
  • Previous ski touring experience
  • Moderate fitness (ability to walk uphill for 2- 4 hours)

Personal Equipment:

  • 40L-50L Ski Pack
  • Sunglasses & Goggles
  • Sun and Lip Cream
  • Camera (optional)
  • Face mask


  • Wool and/or Synthetic Socks
  • Base Layer & Bottom
  • Mid-Insulation Fleece or Puffy Jacket
  • Gore-Tex or similar ski jacket
  • Gore-Tex or similar pants
  • Warm Outer Puffy Jacket
  • Toque – Wool or Synthetic
  • Brimmed Cap
  • Face Warmer – Scarf, neck tube, face mask, Buff, etc.
  • Light Gloves & Insulated Gloves or Mitts

Hut Gear:

  • Clothing (comfortable clothing for lounging around the hut)
  • Booties (slippers or runners)
  • Sleeping Bag (about 0 to +5 degree range)
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Small Pillow (optional)
  • Phone charging cord
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries

Ski and Safety Equipment:

  • 3 Antenna Avalanche Transceiver
  • Shovel & Probe
  • Touring Skis or Splitboard
  • Skins & Poles
  • Boots & Helmet


  • Lunch for day 1
  • 1L of Water or Tea
  • Note – Meals at the hut are provided

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