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1-day Surprise Pass Ski Touring, Mount Fairview, Lake Louise

Come and enjoy a full day of great ski touring on the Surprise Pass around Mount Fairview at Lake Louise in the Rockies of Alberta, Canada with IFMGA certified guide, Brent.



1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec




  • Spend a full day enjoying the Surprise Pass skiing route in the Rockies.
  • See the beautiful landscape of the Banff National Park and Lake Louise.
  • Circumvent the amazing Fairview mountain.


There are a number of amazing ski touring routes in the Rockies of Canada. However, few can confidently be referred to as classic. However, in the case of the Surprise Pass route, the word classic can be, without hesitation, attributed to it. And on this full day trip, you will get to enjoy this amazing route that will take you around the beautiful Fairview mountain (2,744m).

Incredibly scenic, as it is located in the Banff National Park, and is in very close proximity to the famed Lake Louise, the Surprise Pass route will almost certainly leave you wanting more.

The Surprise Pass route will take you past the glacial slopes of Mount Aberdeen. It will take you across a beautiful frozen lake. It will take you around the Fairview mountain. And it will thrill you with an approximately 700 meter descent. Thus giving you a truly fulfilling ski touring experience. And also keep in mind that all of this fun occurs under the gazing peaks of the majestic Rocky mountains.

To participate on this trip, you  should be in good physical condition. You should also be an at least moderate level skier.

Beautiful, exciting, fun and classic, the Surprise Pass ski route around the Fairview mountain really does have it all. And that you can enjoy the whole thing in a single day is a feat all on its own. To enjoy it for yourself, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

Would you like to do some ski mountaineering on one of the highest mountain in the Rockies? Then join me on this trip to Mount Andromeda in the Columbia Icefield.

Price includes

- Guiding fee



There are a number of comfortable accommodation options around Lake Louise that I would be happy to recommend to you.

Meeting point

Lake Louise

About the guide

Based in Canmore, Alberta, I am an IFMGA- and ACMG-certified mountain guide. I also serve in the Canadian Armed Forces and am a founding partner of the Outward Bound Veterans Program.

My mission is for you to learn the skills to be competent and independent in the backcountry. I will break down complex skill sets into individual building blocks for you to learn progressively and confidently. After learning the skills, you will get to practice them in the backcountry with my guidance or that of one of the ACMG-certified guides in my team.






Canmore, AB, Canada

What people are saying about Brent Peters

Kathleen Lo


July, 2022

My partner and I had an incredibly memorable day climbing with Brent! His expertise is unparalleled and he tailored our trip based on our abilities. Most importantly, he made sure we were safe and enjoying our climb throughout the day. I look forward to climbing with Brent again and would highly recommend him as a guide for anyone exploring the area!

Joanne Ho


July, 2022

Brent is amazing! It was my first time doing a multipitch and I felt safe under Brent's guidance. Great conversation too. Thank you very much!

Stéphane MOREL


April, 2022

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Barb Campbell


March, 2022

Had a great time with Brent who was so patient and willing to share his abundant knowledge with us. A beautiful area to tour and so accessible, would do again!

Samir Gouin


May, 2021

Had a great time and learned lots!

Yi Lu


July, 2020

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