Rock climbing routes are dry and the hiking trails are slowly becoming snow-free, as winter has finally retreated to the mountains. Great spring skiing is still to be found for those who don’t want to let go of the snow sports quite yet. At Canada West Mountain School we are in full swing with our Rock Climbing, Hiking, and First Aid programs right now, and looking forward to the start of the Alpine Training programs at the end of May.
However, the Covid-19 situation presents challenges still, with current restrictions and advisories in place until May 25th. The Sea to Sky communities of Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton have requested that visitors from outside the Sea to Sky corridor postpone travel to this region until after May 25th.
- Press release from the District of Squamish here – https://squamish.ca/yourgovernment/news/essential-travel-only-to-sea-to-sky-communities-until-may-25/
- Statement from Squamish Tourism here – https://www.exploresquamish.com/explore/explore-squamishresponsibly).
As a result of these requests, Canada West Mountain School has paused all programs held in that region until further notice. We will continue to offer all regular programs on the North Shore, including Navigation and Survival courses; Crevasse Rescue courses; and, Wilderness First Aid courses.
Rock climbing courses have been postponed, but rest assured that we have added many new dates for June – https://themountainschool.com/product-category/rock-ice/. So, once Squamish is able to safely welcome visitors back, we will have a full range of courses and guided climbing available for everyone!
Thank you for your continued patience and support, as we all deal with the slow return to normal! We look forward to seeing you out this summer – stay safe and stay healthy!