Whistler Snowboard Tours and Southside Lodge / Creekside Accommodation is a small family owned and operated company established in 1993 to help guests access the unlimited riding/skiing potential of Whistler Blackcomb at a reasonable price.
I am basically catering to the same guy I was when I was traveling around the world to ride powder.Max Buhler, owner Whistler Snowboard Tours, Southside and Creekside Accomodations
Our motto is “Ride More – Spend Less”
After finishing University, living in Japan and skiing around the world for a few years I started snowboarding in the late 80’s. I quickly realized that riding powder was the answer. To maximize the number of powder days I became a snowboard guide and worked for Whistler Heli Skiing in Canada and Harris Mt Heliskiing in New Zealand.
As Whistler became a mecca for snowboarding in the early 90’s, the next step was to open Whistler Snowboard Tours Ltd to help young snowboarders with lots of time but limited funds get to Whistler to ride big mountains and deep powder. Our business model is simple, we provide a warm, dry, safe, clean place to stay and cook, close to the lifts (200m), at a reasonable price. On a big powder day nothing is more important than being close to the lifts to get the goods.
As the ski industry began to evolve, skiing became more freeride, big mountain and backcountry focused we welcomed them into our fold. During the summer we naturally gravitated to the ever growing and dynamic Mountain Bike market as well as traditional backpackers. Again we are trying to take care of our own.