SASS CANADA – Whistler, British Columbia

SASS Canada is a next level guided experience taking you to some of the biggest mountains in North America via high-performance snowmobiles. Explore the backcountry of the Sea To Sky Corridor while staying in Whistler Village! Shred BC dream lines, pillows or untouched pow all day with snowmobile assist and return to the Village for aprés and evening activities. SASS is excited to introduce this exclusive opportunity to small groups of select high-end skiers and snowboarders with high levels of fitness, endurance and a desire for adventure.

PLEASE NOTE:

SASS Canada is one of our most physically demanding trips! Snowmobile experience is not required, although a high level of strength and stamina are absolutely necessary. SASS offers no refunds for unused days or for those clients unable to participate due to physical fitness.

THE SASS CANADA EXPERIENCE

SASS Canada has been developed by long-time SASS Guide Andrew Burns. Burns has spent his life riding in the Whistler backcountry and considers it his backyard. This sled-access guided program will push you into better terrain than you ever thought possible and clock some serious vertical in the process.

This is a full service, big mountain, backcountry, skiing and snowboarding experience that integrates backcountry education and snowmobile-access technique training into every step of the way. Not only will you grow as a skier/snowboarder and snowmobiler, you will access some of the world’s premier terrain from high alpine walls to mind-blowing pillow fields to unreal tree riding. Great for solo travelers or groups, we create a mountain experience unlike any other based out of Whistler, BC. You won’t waste your time attempting to figure out the area for yourself and instead will be shown straight to the goods starting day one by our professional guides. JOIN US.

SASS Canada has an extremely limited number of spaces during each session. With only 4-6 clients per session, we make sure to place you in a group of like-minded travelers who share similar ability levels and terrain desires.

This is a vacation for people who like to pack as much into their vacations as physically possible. This is an experience that might leave you in need of a vacation to relax your sore legs from the shred, tired arms from holding on for the up and sore cheeks from the constant smiles.

IS THIS THE RIGHT TRIP FOR YOU? - YOUR SKILL LEVEL

SASS Canada is right for you if:

  • You are an advanced to expert level skier or snowboarder who is capable of making consistent confident turns in steep terrain, variable snow and deep powder conditions.

  • You are used to intense physical activity, high levels of exersion and are in great shape.

  • You have a desire to build backcountry and snowmobile skills.

  • You have a desire to step out of your comfort zone and push your limits with guidance.

  • You are in good physical and mental health and can enjoy skiing or riding in a group.

OUR PHILOSOPHY - EDUCATION AT SASS CANADA

Our goal is not just to show you to the goods, but also seamlessly integrate the education necessary to find those goods on your own upon your return home. We want every single person leaving SASS Canada a better backcountry skier/snowboarder and snowmobiler. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the backcountry already or someone looking to push into bigger off-piste terrain for the first time, this experience will teach you new things, help you to explore new terrain, and guide you through the extensive Coastal Mountains of Whistler, BC.

All of our clients go through an orientation process in which we provide an avalanche awareness seminar, on-hill emergency scenario practice, and snowmobile skills training. Our philosophy is to create an experience that includes an insane amount of fun and progression in a group environment.

WHY CHOOSE SASS CANADA

SASS Canada was designed to access vast untouched terrain as quickly and efficiently as physically possible. We provide everything you need and so much more. Here are the top five reasons to choose SASS Canada…

  1. Our knowledge of the Whistler backcountry is unparalleled – You made it to some of the best mountains in the world, don’t waste your time figuring out the routes and searching for good terrain! Let us show you to the best conditions available and the terrain you are looking for starting day one.

  2. The Guides – Our team of guides know this terrain better than anyone and have the specific knowledge and experience necessary to lead a pack of snowmobiles to the goods. These guys not only love skiing, snowboarding, and snowmachines, they will blow you away with their intricate knowledge of how to operate at the highest level.

  3. High-end mountain sleds – Each client gets their own 2017/2018 154″ or 163″ Ski Doo. You will be learning on the best mountain snow machines made today.

  4. Travel Logistic Support – Lost baggage assistance, airport transfers, years of experience; we have dealt with it all.

  5. Local Knowledge – We know the best sushi spots, the apres spot with the right atmosphere, where the live music is and the shops with the best gifts to bring home.

Additional benefits include: New friends, the food, avalanche awareness training, snowmobile access training, Whistler nightlife, down day activities

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CANADA PACKAGES

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WHISTLER PROGRAM

SASS Canada offers some of the best snow and biggest mountains in North America. Based in Whistler, BC, this snowmobile access guided program will blow your mind every day. Combined with the nightlife of Whistler Village, this is a SASS experience designed for small groups of like-minded skiers and riders.

PACKAGE DETAILS HERE

6 Nights / 4 Guided Snowmobile Days

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CUSTOM PACKAGES

If you have a group of 4 people or more, we can custom build your dream package to ride some of the best mountains in North America. Let us set you up with the experience you want, the terrain you’re looking for, and all of the after riding activities you can handle! Inquire now for more details!

PACKAGE DETAILS HERE

Custom Pricing Available

DATES & PRICING

SESSION 1

Feb 23 – March 2

$5295

hold your spot with a $1000 deposit

 

SESSION 2

March 3 – 9

$5295

hold your spot with a $1000 deposit

 

SESSION 3

March 10 – 16

$5295

hold your spot with a $1000 deposit

 

SESSION 4

March 17 – 23

$5295

hold your spot with a $1000 deposit

 

BOOK AS A GROUP AND SAVE

Book as a group of 4 and save $200/person. 

Not only do you get to experience SASS Canada, but you get to experience it with your own private crew. Take full advantage of booking as a group and pay less.

groups must book together – inquire now to set up booking process…

*ALL PRICES ARE EXPRESSED IN USD (UNITED STATES DOLLARS), ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND DO NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE.

*EACH SESSION INCLUDES 3 DAYS SLED RENTAL AND GUIDED RIDING, AND 1 DAY GUIDED CAT RIDING, SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.

TERRAIN

WHAT'S THE DAY-TO-DAY RIDING LIKE?

It is our goal at SASS Canada to bring you on top of the best riding North America has to offer. Every morning we make a plan for the day taking into consideration personal goals, desires and skill level. Groups are at a maximum of a 3 to 1 client to guide ratio.

Daily options will depend on conditions but include: as many laps as possible on untouched open faces, sled-to-tour high alpine summits and almost endless vertical, lapping the trees and pillows on storm days or working on your snowmobile skills with instruction from the best. We strive to blow minds every day, and that’s exactly what we will do!

We shred from early morning until the sun begins to go down (conditions depending). Our guides’ knowledge of the terrain and understanding of the mountains allow you to know that you will be taking advantage of every minute. Our great pleasure at the end of the day is hearing stories of the camaraderie gained, skills learned, smiles grinned and tired legs made.

SNOWMOBILE-ACCESS

Each client gets his/her own snowmobile. Unlike many snowmobile-based guided operations that require tandem use of snowmobiles, at SASS Canda we want everyone to explore terrain on their very own sled. This allows for maximum progression while making sure our crews are as efficient as possible.

All snowmobiles are 2017/18 154″ or 163″ Ski-Doos. This means you will be riding on the best mountain sleds available today making learning and access that much easier.

Our location was specifically chosen due to the terrain’s unique quality that allows for unrivaled snowmobile access. The lower elevation riding during storm days boasts arguably the best pillow riding on the planet, and when the storm clears we are able to access endless high-alpine terrain in some of the most impressive mountains you will ever see. Our ability to get on top of huge lines and rally clients for more runs than they know what to do with makes us one of the most efficient backcountry guided operations in existence. Get ready for those legs to burn because at SASS Canada, we clock some serious vertical!

AVALANCHE SAFETY

Everyone at SASS Canada wears an avalanche beacon and backpack containing a shovel and probe every day. Everyone is required to participate in an avalanche awareness orientation as well as on-hill avalanche scenarios on the first day. Canada’s epic snowfall and aggressive terrain makes for unique avalanche conditions and we want every client to know how to deal with them and how to avoid the risks. We pride ourselves in the seamless integration of avalanche awareness education into our guided experience. We want to make sure that every single person leaves SASS Canada a better backcountry skier or snowboarder no matter what your level was coming in. It is this commitment to proper backcountry protocol that allows us to push farther into the backcountry and build the trust within our group to know that we are all on the same page and willing to work as a team to accomplish our goals in the mountains.

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GUIDES AND STAFF

Our product is our staff. It is this crew of amazing people that is the reason for so many clients returning year after year to each of our expereinces. We are true mountain people and world travelers who have devoted our lives to the pursuit of great skiing or snowboarding. Our group of talented guides, coaches and logistics staff not only help you with every aspect of your experience on hill or off, but also hang out in the lodge, eat dinners with the whole crew and are always down to talk about gear, avalanche safety and our philosophy of a life in the mountains. The SASS Family is real and you will be welcomed with open arms.

Our guides have completed a minimum of a Level II Avalanche Safety course and hold a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) Certification. Many are current or past professional skiers or snowboarders, ski patrollers, avalanche control experts, or guides elsewhere throughout the year. We work together, play together and want to share our experience, knowledge and penchant for a good time with every single one of our clients.

LODGING

The Aava Whistler Hotel - Steps from the Heart of Whistler Village

The Aava Whistler Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Whistler Village and a few more footsteps to the lifts of Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains. Experience Whistler’s culinary excellence and vibrant nightlife. The Aava offers a prime location to begin your adventure with SASS Canada in style.

  • Premier location in the heart of Whistler Village

  • Breakfast daily in the CABN

  • Shared rooms; featuring 2 full beds and private (en-suite) bath

  • High-speed WiFi and flat screen TVs

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Health Facilities, Heated pool and Hot Tub

  • Free Ski Boot Dryers

  • Free Ski Lockers

  • Free access to the GoPro Hero 5 HD Camera Demo Lab

  • Endless restaurants/dining options (not included in SASS packages)

PRIVATE ROOMS - Upgrade

Sometimes you just want your own space, and SASS Canada has you covered! We have a variety of upgraded lodging options to meet your needs, including Deluxe rooms featuring King beds as well as upgraded Suite options featuring a variety of amenities. Just let us know what you are looking for and we can make it happen. We look forward to making your lodging experience at SASS Canada unforgettable!

SOLO TRAVELERS / LODGING POLICIES

We pride ourselves on being a great environment for solo travelers – it’s part of what makes SASS different from other travel companies. We’re happy to arrange private accommodations for you upon request, but most clients enjoy the social experience of having a roommate that’s equally passionate about skiing or riding in the Whistler backcountry. If you choose to take advantage of our standard shared lodging options, we’ll place you with someone of the same gender in a room with two beds.

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INQUIRE NOW

Can’t wait? Contact us now!

Email / General Inquiries: info@sassglobaltravel.com
Phone / Customer Service & Sales: 1.800.851.4660
Phone / Puerto Rico Office: 1.787.823.0610
Mailing Address: 340 South Lemon Ave. Ste. 7842
Walnut, California 91789

 

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