Took my AST1 course with Coast Mountain (Guillaume) up at Journeyman in 2014. Loved his style so much that we have hired him as a guide at least 3-4 times since then. Guillaume is always willing to share his knowledge of the mountains so that we are not just being guided but are also learning to be more skilled ourselves. As the weakest skier in my group, I also appreciate that Guillaume is very good at customizing a guided experience to ensure everyone gets challenged but no one goes too far outside of their comfort zone. Great storyteller and sense of humour as well. His fellow guide (JF Plouffe) is also a lot of fun to ski with, and great with kids.

Jan Balcar
February 4, 2020

Professional, experienced, well organized. On top of that, will make your trip a positive experience no matter what unexpected conditions mother nature throws at you. Highly recommended.

Elliot Catton
September 15, 2020

I have taken several courses with Coast Mountain Guides and they have all been epic! They do an amazing job of teaching through hands on experience and put in the extra effort to make the courses enjoyable and memorable. I hope to hire them for some guided trips in the near future to create more memories exploring the coast mountains!

Stephen Darley
June 14, 2019

Amazing guides and teachers, always find the stash! I am a repeat customer or as Guillaume says a frequent flyer. Highly recommended!

Cameron McPhaden
June 14, 2019

I was brought into the CMG family last year and am now a repeat client. I would highly recommend this guiding outfit to anyone and everyone looking to go farther, higher and be safer in the mountains. I've taken a 3-day AST course, a 4-day mountaineering course and have hired CMG for back-country skiing day trips. The knowledge these guides have is unprecedented. 10/10

Ally Gandy, Vancouver, BC
Ally Gandy, Vancouver, BC
August 26, 2021

I’ve taken a few courses with G and have kept coming back because of his knowledge and flexibility. He taught our AST1 course at a backcountry hut. He even customized our AST2 course with extra field days and evening classroom days to maximize time in the mountains.

Toby Mason
June 14, 2019

If you want to have a great experience, Coast Mountain Guides are the ones to do it. Guillaume is amazing. He goes out of his way to give whatever the client is looking for. In my case it is amazing skiing, challenging mountaineering and a friend to hang out with. He is a machine that can go anywhere and do anything. Most importantly he is the most considerate, safe guide. I spend days alone with him doing technical ski descents and mountaineering and I take my family out with him on fun mountain experiences. Having 2 kids of his own, he is perfectly placed to know what gets kids excited about the mountains and he always knows how hard he can push people ensuring they still have a great time. Guillaume started out as a guide for me and now I consider him a good friend. If you are in Whistler and you want to do anything outside the resort then get in touch with Coast Mountain Guides. You won't be disappointed.

Matt G
January 21, 2020

We had a fantastic time doing our AST 2 course with JF. He is a knowledgeable guide and funny too! If you're looking for a backcountry course, or a guided tour, I highly recommend JF. Good times guaranteed! Bonus because the snow was great!

ryan glancy
April 2, 2021

Had an awesome day touring Spearhead, Circle Lake and Showcase glacier with JF. Super nice guy and I instantly trusted that he knew 100% what he was doing. Left me to just relax and enjoy the powder. Such a great experience.

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Wrapping up another great few days, hanging in the stratosphere and learning important mountaineering skills!
4 Days - Intro to Mountaineering 
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Last minute opening! Come and ski with us at Journeyman Lodge this winter! we have a few space available January and February
4 days 3 nights all inclusive guided ski trip of a life time!
Jan. 25-28th | 1 spot available
Feb. 1-4th | 1 spot available
Feb. 8-11th | 2 spot available
Feb. 15-18th | 2 spot available
Feb. 22-25th | 2 spot available
Price $1740  per person
Private bed share bathroom and showers
if interested
Email: info@coastmountainguides.com 

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