Huge snows. Massive Terrain. Sweet lodge. And stories for days. And days, and days....

BLOWER POW

Located on the eastern flanks of the mighty Coast Range, just north of Pemberton, BC, Whitecap Alpine is perfectly situated to bear the brunt of snow loaded storms as they move inland from the Pacific Ocean. A little cooler and drier than that snowfall slightly closer to the coast, at Whitecap blower pow is a regular part of our daily routine.

Photo Credit: Wrightmoment Photography

MASSIVE TERRAIN

We’re the only people out here. Seriously. This is pure British Columbian mountain wilderness. You will not see another soul save for the people on your trip. From perfectly spaced tree shots to high alpine peaks, chutes and bowls, it’s all yours, right outside the front door.

Photo Credit: Ralph Gutierrez
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Why You Should Say Yesway to Skiing in Norway

STORY BY Whitecap

Whitecap guide Christina Lustenberger shares some of her favourite things about her last Whitecap International trip to the land of the midnight sun. 1) Ski from the sky to the sea. Literally. It’s one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes I’ve ever skied, with some huge […]

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There's whitecaps that make you sick and whitecaps that make you siiiiiiiick. We only like one kind. Link in our bio to explore the whitecaps of Norway with us this spring. #whitecapinternational #whitecap
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Art. Keep stacking @dhayder. #whitecap
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Happy Thanksgiving! \ photo: @christinalusti #whitecap #VOP
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Busy week up at the lodge making sure the coffee machine works for the season. #whitecap #VOP
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The only cure for Japanese Powder FOMO? A trip to Japan. Hit the link in our bio so @joeschwartzy can explain why Hakuba is his drug of choice. Photo: @sean_staniforth #whitecapinternational #winter
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October. Closer than September. Photo: @christinalusti #whitecap #winter
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Only 97 days until Japan. We're living in the now. Photo: @joeschwartzy #whitecapinternational #whitecap
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Naked baths with your buds. Not weird in #Japan. Photo: @joeschwartzy . . . . #whitecap #whitecapinternational #winter #ski
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Soon to be the cure to your Sunday hangovers. Happy Birthday @larsandrews! \#whitecap #VOP #winter
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Huntin' season is almost here and we got our eyes on a big one. Hop on our first BC road trip Dec. 2-6. The link is in our bio (surprise) for more info. #whitecap #snowhunter #roadtrip #winter
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There's no better feeling than waking up to a big dump. #whitecap #winter #VOP #snow Photo: @instamikeagram
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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
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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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Classy little lady that Lolita. Wide enough for a small group to have a good time. #VOP #winter #snowday \ @visionsofchance
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Climbing into the sky. Dreamy conditions lately in the #VOP and some pretty classic crews. #explorebc #skiingislife #sendit and another wonderful stolen photo from @robinbonnerphoto #miss the #girls of #winter
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Another stolen shot from the talented and skilled @silasmpatterson Soaking in the landscape we pleasure ourselves in, here in the #VOP #snowflakes #backcountry #explorebc #winter #backcountrylodgesofbc #ski #pow all day long
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#winterstorm at @whitecap Better get those shovels out and start digging. #captainron is on a week off so who the hell is going to take care of that mess? #winter #deep #helpwanted Hope everyone listened to the briefing and put their skis where they were supposed to. Stole \from @hollyskiwalker
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Postcards from home, almost brings a tear to my eye when I see this in the Valley of Pleasure #VOP #emo #skiingislife #homesick Good looking uptrack from Guide @danpichette too, he kinda messed one up last year....we talked about it. #nailedit #sentit #buriedit #winter #whitecap repost from @congrease
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Re-post of @joeschwartzy whom is applying his guiding skills to the new fallen snow at the lodge. This is beneficial to those that need small flakes of snow up in their faces, #winter #faceshots #happy #snow #backcountry
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We've been hitting this line for 25 years and he still doesn't know where to go\⬆️⬆️⬆️Maybe because I always go ☝️Another day of triple crown conditions in the Valley of Pleasure #VOP #winter #skiing #more #crappy #gopro clogging up the interweb #fortheboys #halfsend #shouldercheck #explorebc #soundon
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Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday. #freedom #winter
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The most amazing galley kitchen at the lodge, where a lot of love and magic happens. The talented and beautiful @_just_sheila presiding. This photo reminds me of a conversation I had with the late great visionary Hans Gmoser, whom essentially founded, inspired and influenced our industry. I had both the opportunity to work for him and actually guide him in his later years. He told me something I will never forget. He said "the mountains are the mountains, the weather is the weather, you can have the best skiing and the best food, and people remember the food, you can have terrible skiing and wonderful food, and people remember the food, and you can have wonderful skiing and terrible food, and people remember the food" Wise words from a wise man. #backcountry #winter #explorebc #mountains #guides #skiing #food
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Sweet day y'all. #radical #faceshots #FTW #hipflexors #beer #cocacola #backcountry #winter deep in the #VOP
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@alexorr4 getting chased down the facet funnel by a sluff storm #winter #training #explorebc #backcountry #time to get #radical
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And the valley of pleasure keeps giving. Throwing our hat in the ring of overloaded ski shots, but what the hell, its winter and snow sliding sports are super cool #cold #backcountry #explorebc #shelter #training #for #face #shots #everydamnday #winter
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Nighttime in the valley of pleasure. #shelter #cabin #winter #explorebc #backcountry #cold @backcountrylodgesofbc
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While we should be posting super radical photos of of the sick low density face shots we got today. We won't. The snow was epic, don't get me wrong. But these #wild #locally #foraged roasted Pillies were just so much better. #winter #training #roastedpilsners #sorefreshing #explorebc for #sick #pow #allday #blessed
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Was as close as I got all day. Beauty day for a soul crusher big loop and numerous summits. #training #winter @g3gear @arcteryx #frozethetip
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A little slackcountry and a little après @handlebarbeer #winter #training #hotpretzel
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Breaking in the new slippers, breaking my legs trying to keep up, but not breaking any trail. Thank god for #kevinhodder #arcteryx @g3gear #training #winter #painful
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With what seems like too many projects, too many divergent career moves and distractions it is a really good reminder of where @whitecap comes from and why we started doing what we do. A great profile of Whitecap and my Dad and I by @whis_vince in the Family Issue of @backcountrymag Amongst all the other incredible family stories out there. Stoked to go skiing and get back to what really matters, experiences with Family and Friends. #winter #backcountryskiing #explorebc @g3gear @arcteryx
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Lodge life. Coming up quick. The cozy chalet that Whitecap calls home nestled into winter \ @wrightmoment #backcountry #winteriscoming #winter #explorebc #cabinlife #ski #backcountryskiing
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\Lodge Forecast #winter #winteriscoming #winterisreallycoming #backcountry
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Looking forward to another season of this. Smashing in tracks to spectacular places. #winter #exploremore #backcountry #winteriscoming #winterishere @g3gear @arcteryx
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Knowing that it is likely now snowing like this at the lodge, brings equal parts excitement and panic. Excitement that winter seems like it has already arrived. Panic that it seems like winter has already arrived and I don't have my shit together and there are still a few spaces to fill at the lodge. #winter #winteriscoming #backcountry #snowglobe
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This weather has got me feeling nostalgic about these Japanese Hallways #whitecapinternational #winter #japow #january #faceshots
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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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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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Today is the Autumnal Equinox. The leaves start, followed by this stuff. Perfection. New website is up at whitecapalpine.ca check it out for trips and dates. #powder #snow #snorkeling #winter #skiing #backcountry #explorebc #skitouring
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Never wear white after Labour Day. #winter #whitecapinternational #powder #explorebc #backcountry \ @mikegalena
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Steamy Creamy and Dreamy. Shady buttery spring sessions all day. \ @whis_vince #g3gear #winter
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Creating flow in ski mountaineering is a lofty and challenging goal, seldom achieved and when it does happen it is truly something special. #planetwhitecap #g3gear #guidinggoals \ @samckoy #winter
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Amazing to reflect on the relationship I've had with this place over the past 38 years. How my perceptions of what is possible have changed and evolved. How to create seams through the terrain that are fluid and creative. It never gets old. #planetwhitecap #earlymorning #deepthoughts #g3gear #winter
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Meanwhile today in the back 40. #planetwhitecap @silasmpatterson mind surfing Lolita's backside. Then he sent. With a pack of wild barbarians chasing him down. Nice snap buddy. \ @silasmpatterson #winter
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My favourite thing to do, drawing lines through landscapes #planetwhitecap #smithoptics #g3gear #explorebc photo @wrightmoment #winter
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Dropping into the playground. Endless stacked up precip makes for good storm riding. @doglotion making the most of it. #planetwhitecap #explorebc #powderday #winter
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Can't wait to get back home this week. #planetwhitecap \ @_seancochrane #winter
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#homesick Very envious when the home zone is firing and photos like this pop up. #planetwhitecap Thanks for holding down the fort and crushing it @neilwarrenskiguiding @cdemyen @_seancochrane @matty_younger @_just_sheila #winter
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Things are firing at the lodge these days. The triple banger of premium quality snow, good stability and good visibility. Good times. #perfecto #explorebc @g3gear #arcteryx \ @maseinyerface #winter
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Happy Holidays from all of us at Whitecap. #planetwhitecap Hope all had a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year #winter
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Cozy little mountain home tucked in for the night. \ @christinalusti #powder #backcountry #planetwhitecap #winter