Haute Route

Euro Classic

Epic peaks, remote huts, and refined Swiss/French mountain culture--the ultimate backcountry bucket lister. The skier’s classic high route. Absolutely the most memorable way to travel across some of the most elegant and spectacular mountains in the world. This is the quintessential tour through the Alps of Switzerland and France.

Photo Credit: Lars Andrews

C’est Bon Montagne!

Wonderful and legendary huts, amazing skiing and vistas, historical descents. This is an absolute if you are a skier. We do it right.

April 10–April 17 April 18-25, 2018

$3600.00 CAD

Photo Credit: Arthur De Cordova
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Never wear white after Labour Day. #winter #whitecapinternational #powder #explorebc #backcountry \ @mikegalena
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Constantly in amazement of landscapes and natural spaces. High on a ridge line watching lenticulars form over the Andes. #Patagonia #whitecapinternational #worktravel #landscapes #summer
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OH Japan, how I miss the embrace of your ample bosom. Winter 2016 @timregorr getting a big ol powy hug and snuggle #whitecapinternational #worktravel #japow #powder #faceshot
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Took the @whitecap repeater to the Southern Hemisphere for a little trip. It has s nice view of the sunrise and the valley fog. #patagonia #whitecapinternational #workhardplayhard #worktravel
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Slight trade up from the caballo last week #whitecapinternational #patagonia #flyfishing
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What is considered the equivalent to Helicopters in this part of the world #whitecapinternational #patagonia #travel
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Swiss Sunbeams and Sugarplums. Sweet days on the #hauteroute in the #alps with #whitecapinternational. Done and dusted and headed home. Fun adventures with @kbstran @winterchill1234 and the mighty #Ti @g3gear
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People and landscapes. Searching for pow on the North Side of Aiguille de Chardonnet #whitecapinternational #hauteroute #alps
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#pilgramage #whitecapinternational beauty day in the high county
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That's a wrap for the #dirtbagskitour 4 days on the Duffey. 1 meter of storm snow, over 9000 meters of skiing and 100km of travel. Crushed and happy. Always a pleasure to have this crew out. Up for anything. #whitecapinternational #g3gear @geoffd12 @gtutti @f8t @trevor_linden
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Recovery Room @gtutti getting ready for tomorrow's beat down. Lol. Ski touring is serious shit. Good thing the snow is deep #planetwhitecap #whitecapinternational road trip
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Top, middle, bottom. Currie in a hurry #mountainguiding #whitecapinternational
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Creamy Dreamy Day spending millions up on Cayoosh. Starting off the BC road trip with some style #whitecapinternational
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Sliding through the ghost trees with @mikejanyk #whitecapinternational #japow
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Caught this fella laughing at us from a thicket yesterday while we flailed away in the deep. Coolest forest dwellers in this part of the world. Best trail breakers too. #japow #planetwhitecap #whitecapinternational #カモシカ #kamoshika
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A brief break in the storm yesterday gave us some rare selfie stick light. #whitecapinternational #planetwhitecap #japow
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Throwback or present moment. Not sure anymore, it's all pretty fuzzy. #planetwhitecap #whitecapinternational #skitheworld round two #japow There is no place like home..
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Postcards from Silas. My good man @silasmpatterson is taking care of #whitecapinternational in Hakuba while @larsandrews is back in Canada at the lodge. We have been wondering why we haven't heard much. Now we know. They haven't been able to speak on account of all that snow in their face. #japow #imcomingback
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Pure stokedness. My man Dan Madden, international Dentist of mystery, doing his happy dance because he just learned he was going to get barrelled all day in 50cm of low density #japow. Incidentally the song playing was #bieber's "my moma don't like you and she likes everyone " #whitecapinternational
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Ho hum. Another day in the deep. #japow #whitecapinternational @g3gear #arcteryx #smithoptics
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A quick 40-50 low density #japow action from yesterday's selfie stick. @sean_staniforth #whitecapinternational
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Yesterday's session. 2500m up and 3500 down in perfect conditions. @joeschwartzy getting after the light. \ @sean_staniforth #japow #whitecapinternational
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A surprise 50cm welcome to the New Year. @alexorr4 making the most of it #whitecapinternational #powder #japow
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Apparently it's a slow snow year in Japan. #japow is a wonderful thing. @timregorr getting spit out of a deep barrel yesterday #whitecapinternational @g3gear #arcteryx #smithoptics
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Sometimes, just sometimes if you are patient, you get it #notfake #japow #planetwhitecap #whitecapinternational #powder
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How's the light? Throwback to last winter when there were lazerbeams n lightsabers #planetwhitecap #whitecapinternational #mybcbackcountry #explorebc #powder #backcountry
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It wasn't the steepest line but it was certainly the most aesthetic. #springcamp #whitecapinternational @g3gear #arcteryx #smithoptics @sean_staniforth
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Found a sweet spot to pitch the tents this week. #springcamp #whitecapinternational It was pretty fun. Photo @sean_staniforth
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There is still pow on planet earth. Don't despair it's always winter somewhere and you never regret getting out there #whitecapinternational @g3gear @arcteryx @smithoptics
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On the way up to Norikura past a Gnarled iconic Japanese Oak Week 2 down, one more coming up. Another amazing experience. #whitecapinternational #japow #hakuba
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#fistpumpshouldercheck for all the crew at the lodge scoring pow this week. Japan has been kind and we are partying with the snow monkeys today. #whitecapinternational
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Kamijou, Castle of the Gods treated us well today. Blue and blower in a classic Japan setting. #whitecapinternational
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Just packing up and leaving our private chalet. Thanks #hakuba see you in 2 weeks! #whitecapinternational
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They didn't let us in #Hakuba #whitecapinternational @alexorr4 @mikejanyk @jakebessie @craigbessie For some reason this sign reminds me of @damiancromwell the #bestskieronthemountain
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Happy New Years from Japan. Best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2015. #whitecapinternational
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45cm in 6 hours. This is storm skiing. #Hakuba #Japow perfectly spaced steep trees for days. #whitecapinternational @g3gear @smithoptics @arcteryx @alexorr4 @mikejanyk @craigbessie #bigbrotherbessie
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Today in Hakuba. Yep. What we came for. Deep. All day. #guiding #japow #whitecapinternational @arcteryx @smithoptics @g3gear
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#Hakuba #whitecapinternational Day 1, One run. 1700m of the perfect balance of Stability, Visibility and Quality. Happens only 10-15 days a season. This was one of those days. #arigato @alexorr4 @cmcgeeski @mikejanyk #jakebessienotoninsta
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T minus 10 days until this place. Reporting a slack 50 overnight and plenty more on the way. #japow #hakuba #whitecapinternational
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All good for early Dec. Lovely light, good snow, new skis, new pants. New planks from @g3gear are feeling lively and quick. Thanks @cmh_heli @mikegalena photo #whitecapinternational #arcteryx
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Revisiting a place from my past that I'm very fond of. Spines and lines I've been fortunate enough to spend some quality time with. #whitecapinternational but not actually international
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Apres Japow. What makes a trip memorable is not always what you might expect. Characters in their element. Otto and Scott Shredding Kareoke. #winter #whitecapinternational #japow #skiing #japan #travel #adventure
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Not your typical #japow shot. The Japanese Alps have proper Alpine incl some sastrugi. #winter #skiing #backcountry #skitouring #japow #whitecapinternational
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This weather has got me feeling nostalgic about these Japanese Hallways #whitecapinternational #winter #japow #january #faceshots
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So begins again the annual pilgrimage to the land of the rising sun. (Setting in this case) Hard to leave the #bcblower but this place has its own kind of magic #japow #skiing #whitecapinternational #japan #backcountry #hakuba #forests Hammering the #filter #settings for maximum #effect
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This guy, @scarlettsquamish arrives at 1:30AM from #YVR 6 hours later he was getting barrelled in 40-45 cm of storm snow. Forecast was for 5. This place never disappoints and never ceases to amaze. Forecast was for 5cm. #japow @morinolodge #whitecapinternational #pretty #trees and #creaky #knees
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Went adventuring today. Some went swimming today. Part of the deal in these parts. Sometimes you are the #bug sometimes you are the #windshield #whitecapinternational #japow #hakuba #flow #control #chasing #waterfalls
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There is a skier in there, making a mess of the nice calm snow, that was previously just relaxing, enjoying a cold blue sky day after falling from the sky with a billion of his friends. We smashed a lot of his little bs today. Just like this. #japow is real and it's time to pay up #whitecapinternational #ramen #japan #hakuba #faceshots for the boys all day long
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That right there. That's good times. @g3gear @arcteryx #japan #japow #hakuba #whitecapinternational We always let the #guests ski #first so they can nail the #shot #faceshots for the crew all day long
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In the cold dark of winter, there are reasons why grown men lose their minds #japow #whitecapinternational #japan #faceshots #hakuba #dance like a bunch of #powder sick #hounds
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270 pounds of lime green freight train crushing 50cm of #Japow Feeling sorry for those little unsuspecting #snowflakes getting #smashed to bits #japan #whitecapinternational #faceshots for the boys all day long @theoldergusgreer
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Yesterday's icing on a challenging guiding day, Full mountain conditions, Instruments only whiteout travel through some complex terrain, stability issues, distance and timing factors all played a part in ultimately a very rewarding day for a group of good friends traveling in the mountains. We ended the day on this classic Selkirk line, and absolutely destroyed it. 8 dudes, with 50-60 pound packs don't leave much for the next party. Happy to be accompanied by a solid partner @silasmpatterson and a crew of Desperados @sean_staniforth @alexorr4 @bslboy @lahiffe Simon Pulfrey and Stu Horak to do a proper redneck traverse across the remote heart of the Selkirks #dontask #denim and #pilsner #traverselife #g3gear #arcteryx #whitecapinternational \ @silasmpatterson but that's my shadow looming on the left \\\\
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Heading off on the incomparable #hauteroute after a few days of skiing here in #chamonix Its definitely spring in the valleys but we have had down to -30 in the #high #terrain #whitecapinternational #arcteryx #g3gear @g3gear #skimo #skislow
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Norge #whitecapinternational Lyngen Alps presently #nicelight in the Fjords this time of year. #baggingpeaks crushing reindeers and pickled herrings
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Sheeeeeeeit this place is picturesque #Norway #Lyngen #whitecapinternational Sleepy fishing villages on the sea, with endless opportunities for amazing skiing. #aquavite and #sheep Hell, had some Norge blow by us yesterday going Mach 1 up hill attached to a sled dog \ #smart coming to #whitecap next year. #skijouring is the next big thing
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Kept my shit tight all damn day. #whitecapinternational #guidelines #norway #skinorway #lyngenalps #lyngen I love #kickturns and #steeptracks
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Norway, you are an exceptionally wonderful piece of frozen water and lumps of rock by the sea. Thanks for being the cap on an incredible season of travel and domestic goodness, from The #VOP and lodge life, to Japan, road trips in BC to France Switzerland and Norway. #whitecapinternational #lyngen #winter #whitecap #norway #skinorway #hakuba #japow #g3gear #foxlove
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The ceiling of the impressive departures atrium of #hkg With 96 hours of travel so far, starting above the arctic circle, crossing 19 time zones and with another 16 hours of travel to go, I'm feeling a bit dizzy. \\ But at least I got a few hours at home with @_just_sheila #whitecapinternational #pointsunknown
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1 week ago Norway vs. Current status somewhere between China and Russia #whitecapinternational #stuck in the #mud in a 6x6 Good thing we have a winch and cell phones
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Russian block heater. Deep in the #backcountry you do what it takes to keep #exploring Cook it until she cranks #whitecapinternational #keepitmoving #keepitsimple
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This is how we do Hakuba. Domo arigato Mr. @joeschwartzy \ . #whitecapinternational #ski #japan
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Now you know @joeschwartzy's trick to maintaining that guide bod. Japanese trail mix. | Hit the link in our bio to see year's Hakuba trip dates! #whitecapinternational #whitecap #japan #winter