Backcountry Skiing trips – Banff National Park

Discover the stunning scenery and incredible off-piste terrains of Canada’s oldest national park!

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Sitting just 110 to 180 kilometers west of Calgary, in the iconic Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park is a veritable backcountry skiing paradise.

Aside from the Wapta Traverse, which attracts plenty of skiers (but not too many) each season, there are plenty of other parts of this incredible landscape to explore on your skis.

Other fan favourites include heading to Lake Louise for a day or more of incredible freeriding in the surrounding mountains. Ski mountaineering is another popular pastime, with many guides offering ascents of Mount Andromeda, Mount Fairview and Mount Hector, among many others.

Several variations of the Wapta Traverse are also quite popular, including doing the classic route in reverse as well as making various detours on the classic route to climb some nearby mountains.




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What’s the weather like?

During the winter, average daily temperatures range from -5 ºC to -15 ºC in Banff National Park. Snow also falls quite frequently, with between 30 and 40 centimeters falling each month.

How to get there?

Any backcountry skiing trip to Banff National Park, begins with a flight into the international airports in Calgary (YCC). From here it is easiest to rent a car and make the two hour drive to the park.



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Best time to visit:

November to April






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The Bow-Yoho Traverse April 1 to April 7, 2019. Tom, the guides (Mel and Ken) and an assistant (John) led this trip with care, kindness, humour and expertise. When conditions required it, we were able to form 2 or 3 groups according to abilities and motivation. That was fabulous. Staying the first night in Field with supper and breakfast provided is a great way to begin the trip. The shuttle at the start and at the end was well-planned. When I signed up for the trip I had concerns about the quality of the food. Tom reassured me. He was right. Michelle Heerchop\'s \'Touch of Love\" provided the food. It was varied, tasty and nutritious. I am very very pleased that I was able to be part of this trip. I highly recommend Tom\'s Sawback Alpine Adventures.
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