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Banff, Wapta Ice Field, Guided 4 Day Ski Tour

Join David, an IFMGA certified mountain guide on this amazing 4 day ski tour through the Wapta and Wapituk ice fields in the Canadian Rockies in the spine of Banff National Park, west of Lake Louise.

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration4 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Whenever anybody hears the word Banff, they instantly conjure images of gorgeous snow capped mountains, great skiing and unforgettable scenery. And while all of these images are justified, no image ever compares to the real thing. And on this 4 day ski touring trip, that is exactly what you will get to experience: the real thing!

This trip will see you ski touring through the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Deep inside the enormous Banff National park, you will get to visit the amazing Wapta and Wapituk ice fields. Along with mesmerising views, these spectacular stretches of vast winter glory also offer an abundance of ski-able summits, high alpine traverses, and breathtaking glaciers.

Another wonderful aspect of this trip is we will be travelling to a different mountain hut every night. This affirms the exploratory nature of this trip. And because the Banff National park is so enormous, the more you get to explore, the more you get to enjoy.

On this trip, you will also get to visit the famed Lake Lousie, along with Sherbrooke lake, and so much more. There is no set itinerary with this trip either. Hence making it an adventure that will be unique to your own wishes and abilities.

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the famous Rocky mountains of Canada? Would you like to ski tour through them? Then send me a request and let me guide you through the Rockies. Let me guide you through the Wapta and Wapituk ice fields. And let me guide through the legendary Banff National park.

I can also lead you on an exciting 5 day ski tour through the beautiful Kokanee Glacier park in the Columbia mountains of British Columbia.



Various huts throughout the ski tour.

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Participants should bring the following items with them: skiing equipment, avalanche safety equipment, wind and waterproof jacket and pants, warm pants, fleece pullover, fleece shirt or vest, fleece underwear, 2 pairs of gloves, scarf or bandanna, socks, wool or fleece hat, sun hat, spare underwear, toiletries, sun glasses, sunscreen, goggles, 1 litre water bottle, small blister kit, personal items, pocket knife, camera.

Meeting point

Lake Louise



About the guide

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I am an IFMGA and ACMG-certified mountain guide based in Nelson, British Columbia. I'm the lead guide at Summit Mountain Guides, a guiding agency I co-founded back in 2007 and which offers year-round guiding services and courses in Canada and Europe.

The mountains of western Canada have been my playground since 1992. I'll be happy to take you mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking or ice climbing in this area I know so well. From day trips to multi-day adventures, I can guarantee an unforgettable and safe experience.

The SMG team of guides will help you with your trip's logistics, safety and contingency plans so that you get the most out of your backcountry experience and can just focus on having an amazing time on the mountain!

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Prices per person

Group of 3

CAD 1279 each

Group of 4

CAD 1279 each

Group of 5

CAD 1279 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes hut accommodation, and group safety equipment, including communication device, rescue kit, first aid supplies, GPS and maps. However, the price does not include personal skiing equipment and personal avalanche safety equipment or accommodation in Lake Louise and transportation to and from Lake Louise. The price also does not include snacks and lunches, but for $45 per night, you can purchase dinner and breakfast. 5% GST tax is also not included in the price. For any additional days, the price is $245 per person, plus taxes.

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