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1+day backcountry skiing tours in Kananaskis, near Canmore

Join IFMGA- and ACMG-certified guide Brent on a thrilling ski tour in Kananaskis, the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies near Canmore.

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Ski tour in the quality mountains of the Canadian Rockies.

  • Choose from a rich range of ski trails in the Kananaskis region.

  • Benefit from a fully qualified and experienced mountain guide.

Description

Guarding the eastern front of the Canadian Rockies is Kananaskis Country, home to the Peter Lougheed, a stunning park system of alpine skiing areas.

Approximately 90 kilometers from Calgary, and a 20-minute drive from Canmore, the close proximity of Kananaskis offers a quick city escape into the mountainous wilderness.

The wide open spaces of the park pull in mountain admirers, from hikers to cross country skiers. Yet the routes that we’ll take will get us beyond the steady stream of skiers, and take us into the wild.

There’s a wide range of routes available to explore, such as the Burstall North Pass, one of the shorter and more popular passes. With steady flat terrain mixed with bursts of steep slopes, along open valleys and through forest, it offers a good variety of exploration.

The French-Haig-Robertson Traverse offers a lengthy day of skiing in which a great level of fitness is a precondition. The challenging glacial terrain offers wonderful rewards in the Canadian wilderness.

The French Glacier is a smaller trail in the French Creek Valley that follows the drainage all the way up the glacier. And with certain conditions we may have to find detours through forested areas.

The Haig Glacier, which is sandwiched between the French and Robertson glaciers, is a vast landscape of trails, and one of the more spectacular sports of the Rockies.

And these are just a short sample of possibilities available to you. With my experience and knowledge of ski touring and as well as of the region, we’ll choose the best possible trails specified to your own level of skill and experience.

The Kananaskis Country is also home to a deep diversity of wildlife. Black and grizzly bears share the frosty land with deer and moose, wolves and lynx, cougars and bighorn sheep.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the classic Canadian Rockies on a 1+day ski touring trip in Kananaskis County near Canmore.

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About the guide

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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.


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