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4 Days of Ski Touring on the Wapta Traverse in Banff

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Come with a certified mountain guide to the Canadian Rocky Mountains and spend four days ski touring through the world class wilderness of Banff on the classic hut-to-hut Wapta Traverse.

Group

Rockies

4 Days

Jan, Feb, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Complete a classic Canadian traverse through outstanding natural terrain.
  • Share the experience with a safe and certified guide with local expertise.
  • Take your time over four days to immerse yourself in the Rocky Mountains.

Description

Take part in a classic Canadian adventure and spend four days on a hut-to-hut ski tour on the Wapta Traverse! Take in the breathtaking wilderness in the Rocky Mountains of Canada and bring the stunning scenery around Banff to life!

The Canadian province of Alberta offers a unique remote location for winter sports, particularly in the region along the British Columbia border. Banff National Park and the surrounding mountains and countryside is considered a prized destination for skiers, snowboarders, and snow enthusiasts. The Wapta Traverse – the original hut-to-hut traverse in Canada – provides steep runs, glacier travel, and prime ski mountaineering terrain for a world-class experience.

Your program will begin by skiing into Bow Hut to start the journey. This four- to five-hour trip features the best aspects of the remarkable terrain and gives us ample time once we’ve reached the hut to explore the area. With plenty of peaks in the neighborhood, a summit attempt is not out of the question.

The second day has us heading to the Balfour Hut via some of the most notable geoformations in the region. We can travel between St. Nicolas and Olive Peaks through a high col, with a possible summit of either mountain. The Vulture Col is also a great option with some heart-pumping challenges and amazing routes to explore. You will have run after run in premium snow – the powder that western Canada is known for.

On the following morning we will continue to search for the best snow conditions for you to enjoy. The entire day is devoted to Mt. Balfour. The Balfour High Col is an outstanding objective for passionate ski mountaineers and, combined with a summit of its namesake peak, enhances an already-unforgettable trip.

The final evening is spent at the Scott Duncan Hut, where you will prepare to ski out to Sherbrooke Lake the next morning. When all is said and done, you will pass through three classic huts, admire the alluring glaciers of the Rockies, including the Diablaret Glacier, and ski tour through the amazing nature that is specific to Canada.

This program requires a high proficiency in skiing and some backcountry or touring experience. You should also be in good shape and prepared for sustained travel each day through the mountains.

Canada’s wilderness is an experience, and I am thrilled to show you the ins and outs of its vast beauty. Our goal will be a fun, safe, and completely satisfying trip that will leave a lasting impression on you as one of the best ski programs of your life.

Book this unbelievable Wapta Traverse ski tour NOW and experience the Canadian Rockies on a whole new level!

We also have great day trips if you want to ski tour on a less-ambitious program in Banff! Or we can seek out sweet road side spots in British Columbia and ski tour Rogers Pass!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This is the price to join one of our group programs.

The price includes the guiding fee as well as the group equipment.


Details

Accommodation

We will be staying in mountain huts for the duration of our trip.

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking and we can establish a meeting point.

About the guide

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.

Languages

English


What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides North America

Bill Mullins

5.00

December, 2022

The guide was super kind friendly and helpful and we had a great time

thilo riegel

5.00

August, 2022

Ended up booking a one-night-and-one-day hike summiting Mt Shasta because Mt Rainier was booked out.

Chris King

5.00

August, 2022

Our guide Adrian was outstanding. Great trip, great guide. My son and I loved it- I would highly recommend the experience.

Nico Dekker

5.00

August, 2022

Very good guide and fantastic climbing experience.

Eglė Audronytė

5.00

August, 2022

I really loved it. Intro to rock climbing was an amazing experience. Explore-share team were so helpful in the process. The trip that I chose in the first place was not available and they managed to find alternatives and offer me the best possible solution in that situation. In the end I had a wonderful day and could not be happier!

Mitchell Johnson

5.00

June, 2022

Worth every minute! Would highly recommend!!

Paul Panelli

5.00

June, 2022

Our guide Lizzie was THE BEST. Highly recommend her for other groups.

Phillip Lolonis

1.00

March, 2022

Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.

Peggy Meyer

5.00

March, 2022

Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.

Lexi Brandon

5.00

February, 2022

It would have been helpful to know it was suppose to be a Matterhorn prep course. The goals of the group were a little different.

Lucie Laurendeau

5.00

February, 2022

All perfect

douglas lord

5.00

January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anthony Stanzi

5.00

January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Kenji Tsubota

5.00

January, 2022

I was very glad to have the Back country ski tour in Montata by following reasons. 1. I had quick replies from my coordinator and guide whenever I asked something; 2. My guide was cool. 3. The tour was well-planned and appropriate duration. 4. Snow was in a good condition. Thank you!!

Renee Millett

1.00

January, 2022

Poor service from Explore-share! The vendor who provided the actual tour shared with Explore-share that heavy rains prevented them from doing a substantial section of the tour. I was not notified. The vendor also offered a substantial discount for what we were able to do and this was not shared with me either!

Carlos Ogarrio

4.00

December, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Allen Narkiewicz

5.00

November, 2021

Neil was our guide and he was amazing! We did Camelback mountain climbing and he knew all about it and the other nearby mountains. Lots of great info and fun. I took my two boys, 9 and 11 years old plus climbed myself (44 years old). So perfect for all ages and skill levels. Definitely worth doing!!!

Amanda Gardner

5.00

August, 2021

Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

Jolene Gines

5.00

August, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Drew Cool

5.00

July, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.


 

 

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