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Lake Louise ski touring day tours, Rocky Mountains

David, an IFMGA-certified guide, takes you on this great ski touring adventure for 1 or more days, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Explore the amazing backcountry terrain of this area near Lake Louise, in the Banff National Park.

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Type of tripNot specified


Would you like to go on a ski tour in the heart of the impressive Canadian Rockies? Join me for one or more days and enjoy amazing backcountry skiing possibilities around the Lake Louise area.

Lake Louise is a small village and famous ski resort located in Banff National Park, in the Alberta province, in western Canada. It is just 57 kilometres west of the city of Banff.

The area around Lake Louise is well known for its spectacular natural beauty and it is a true paradise for ski tourers. You will be amazed by its incredible glaciated and alpine ski touring possibilities. There are also some possible ski mountaineering ascents in this area.

Please note this is an intermediate to advanced ski touring programme. Our backcountry touring days are quite strenuous and long, but absolutely rewarding! Every day we ski between 1200 and 1800 meters on average.

In order to join these tours, you need to have previous backcountry ski touring experience, and at least intermediate downhill skills are required. We can discuss your experience and background and find the tour that best suits you.

These are some Canadian Rockies classic day tours, located in Banff and Yoho National Parks:

  • Lake Louise area: Mount Hector, Fairview Mountain, Divide creek, Suprise Pass and Popes Shoulder.
  • Bow Summit area: Mosquito creek area, Observation Mountain, Mount Jimmy Simpson, Cirque Peak, Crowfoot Mountain and Dolomite Pass.
  • Kootenay parkway area: The Burn and Storm Mountain.
  • Yoho park & Field area: Mount Ogden, Mount Field and Cathedral Mountain.

We will meet at a predetermined location for a final gear check the evening before or the same morning of our tour, at 7:30 am. We will go over avalanche and weather conditions and sign waivers and then we will be ready for our adventure.

We will drive to our touring destination and enjoy a full day tour in the mountains. We will have lunch there and one hour before sunset we return to relax and celebrate, and get some rest for another great tour the next day!

So if you want to be part of this great ski touring adventures in the Canadian Rockies, just send me a request. Book your trip and get ready for amazing ski touring days around the Lake Louise area. You can also have a look at other ski tours that I guide, in Rogers Pass and around Nelson and Rossland in British Columbia.




For day and multi-day trips, suitable accommodation can be found at Lake Louise, in Field and in Golden. The town of Lake Louise is the ideal base location. For overnight backcountry trips, it is possible to stay in a backcountry cabin. The Alpine Club of Canada maintains a few well located mountain huts in Banff and Yoho National Parks.

More info

GEAR RENTAL We have a limited amount of winter safety equipment available for rental. Contact us for availability. There are a few outdoor stores in Canmore, Banff, Lake Lousie & Golden that supply good service, quality outdoor equipment and gear rental. Please ensure you rent gear well in advance. WEATHER The Rocky Mountains weather is generally cold and dry. In winter you expect temperatures to be from -25C to –10C in the day while in spring daily temperatures could rise to zero. Visibility may be poor or whiteout conditions when snowing heavily or clear on bluebird days. Ensure you are dressed for all variations as temperatures, wind and precipitation can change within the day.



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, per day

Group of 1

CAD 542 each

Group of 2

CAD 305 each

Group of 3

CAD 225 each

Group of 4

CAD 186 each

Group of 5

CAD 162 each

Group of 6

CAD 147 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price includes:Pre-trip planning support-

Fully certified IFMGA guide and /or ACMG Ski guide service-

Group safety equipment (communication device, rescue kit, first aid supplies, GPS, maps).// Not included in price:

Personal ski and avalanche safety equipment-

Meals, lunches & accommodation while on the trip-

gst tax-5% tax-

National Park visitor pass-

Lifts fees to access the backcountry if applicable-

Trip cancellation, adventure travel insurance, medical insurance-

Hut based programs: additional charges for guide wage, guide(s) pre-night hotel stay , hut fee, wilderness fee, guide food, guest backcountry meals, 2nd guide costs, admin costs depending on level of organization involved

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