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Freshfield Icefield, Banff, 5 Day Guided Ski Tour

Join IFMGA certified guide David on this amazing 5 day trip to the beautiful and exclusive Freshfield Icefields near the famed Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration6 days
Offer periodApr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


The renowned Banff National Park is an enormous wonder. However, the area near it is just as spectacular.  And due to the enormity of that area, there is an abundance of different areas you can explore. And for 5 wonderful days, we would like to guide you through the Freshfield ice fields.

This vast area is filled with wondrous sights. And another wonderful aspect of this adventure is that you will be far away from the crowds. We ensure that by taking you on a scenic helicopter flight deep into the fields. And once you arrive, you will be granted a wide open, peaceful, exhilarating and exclusive set of surroundings.

There is also a lot of excitement to be had in the Freshfield ice fields as well. And that is due to an array of thrilling descents that we will be more than happy to guide you through!

But the fun doesn’t just involve typical skiing descents. You will also get to enjoy some great tree skiing, ski mountaineering, and glacier skiing as well.

As a result of the Freshfield ice fields’ unpredictable conditions, participants on this trip are required to have previous overnight backcountry ski touring experience. They are also required to have winter camping experience as well because we will be camping every night of this trip. You should also be in good physical condition.

So send us a request, and come and join us on this unforgettable journey to the Freshfield Icefields. The views, the skiing, the privacy of this incredible place is unmatched.

I can also lead you on a week long ski tour through the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia as well.



Camp site in the Freshfield Icefields

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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

Golden, British Columbia




Day 0: Pre-Trip Planning

We will meet at 4 pm in Golden, BC before the start of the trip. At the meeting, we will go over any possible changes, due to weather or other factors, as well as the logistics of the trip, including all necessary forms. We will also conduct an avalanche beacon exercise.

Day 1: Arrival via helicopter to the Freshfield Icefields

We will fly on the helicopter to the South boundary of the Banff National Park near the Freshfield icefields at 7 am. After arriving we will set up camp. Afterwards, you will get to spend the whole day skiing.

Day 2 to 5: Ski Days

Throughout these days we will take you from our base camp to different areas where you can enjoy a variety of different skiing adventures, from glacier skiing and ski mountaineering to tree skiing.

Day 5: Departure

We will depart the camp on a short flight back to Golden at 4 pm.

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 1

CAD 9897 each

Group of 2

CAD 4949 each

Group of 3

CAD 3299 each

Group of 4

CAD 2475 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Helicopter drops as described

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes a heli drop, camping equipment, shuttle transportation, breakfast and dinner, and group safety equipment, including communication device, rescue kit, first aid supplies, GPS and maps. However, the price does not include lunches, personal skiing equipment and personal avalanche safety equipment, but that can be rented at a price of $5 for a probe, $5 for a shovel, $15 for a beacon. 5% GST tax is also not included in the price.

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