4 Days of Ski Touring on the Wapta Traverse in Banff

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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Rockies

People per Guide

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Dec

Type of Trip

Group

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.

 
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!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
950 CAD

Group of 2
950 CAD

Group of 3
950 CAD

Group of 4
950 CAD

Group of 5
950 CAD

Group of 6
950 CAD

Group of 7
950 CAD

Group of 8
950 CAD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 This is the price to join one of our group programs. The price includes the guiding fee as well as the group equipment.
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

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

Accommodation

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

 

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