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Purple Knob backcountry skiing tour in Kananaskis, Day Trip from Canmore

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Enjoy a full day ski touring adventure on the Purple knob traverse in the Kananaskis of Alberta Canada, surrounded by the Rockies, near Canmore with IFMGA certified guide Brent.



1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec




* Spend a full day ski touring in the beautiful Kananaskis of Alberta, Canada.

* Enjoy the amazing Purple Knob traverse, full of great scenery and descents.

* Marvel at the majestic Rocky mountains.


Near the town of Canmore in Alberta, Canada are the Kananaskis. This amazing stretch of natural wonder is the perfect place for amazing ski touring. And on this full day trip, I would like to guide you on the Purple Knob traverse.

Surrounded by the astounding Rocky mountains, the Purple Knob traverse is a great place to not only explore the winter wilderness of Canada, but to also enjoy some exciting descents. In fact, on this trip, you will get to enjoy a 460 meter descent into the Purple bowl.

The terrain along the traverse is extensive, and at times complex. However, it is also absolutely gorgeous. From the vast collection of snow covered trees, to the frozen over lakes and rivers, to the snow capped peaks looming above and around you, the area is sensational.

The distance covered during this trip will be approximately 7 kilometers, with an approximately 600 meter elevation gain. As a result, participants on this trip should be in good physical condition. You should also know how to ski at a moderate level.

Ski touring in the Kananaskis is a tremendous experience. And the Purple Know traverse is a fantastic day long option to enjoy. So if you would like to enjoy it for yourself, just send me a request.

I can also take you another full day ski tour on the Emerald Lake Slide Path in the Yoho National Park.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Based in Canmore, Alberta, I am an IFMGA- and ACMG-certified mountain guide. I also serve in the Canadian Armed Forces and am a founding partner of the Outward Bound Veterans Program.

My mission is for you to learn the skills to be competent and independent in the backcountry. I will break down complex skill sets into individual building blocks for you to learn progressively and confidently. After learning the skills, you will get to practice them in the backcountry with my guidance or that of one of the ACMG-certified guides in my team.





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What people are saying about Brent



I recommend booking with Brent no matter what level of climber you are. He is able to cater the day to exactly what you'll be looking for. In my experience, making the transition to outdoor climbing can be intimidating for a number of reasons. But with the way these routes are bolted, there's a level of comfort not typically found outdoors. Again, I recommend this to anyone at any level. It can be as challenging or as easy of a day as you want it to be.



Brent single-handedly convinced us that we need to return to Canmore. He was highly meticulous and professional, which everyone who is climbing should appreciate in a guide. Thanks Brent! You made our trip amazing.



Admin was efficient for paying Communications were hit and miss. Took too long to answer questions about the day / route etc. We were beginners and the guide chose a route that was too challenging. One member of group dropped out the day before. The requested refund never even got a reply about. Let alone confirmation



Great guide, found us snow in the driest of year



Brent is an excellent guide. He was stoked to be able to share his mountain environment with others. Unfortunately he had damaged his knee so arranged for another local guide to take me out for the day. Ethan was also exceptional. Brent got in contact to ensure my day was tailored to me my experience and to ensure I got the most out of the day. I was without a car so Brent picked me up and dropped me off I had a great morning in the mountains learning new techniques for multi pitch routes and then spent the afternoon working on my trad gear placement and anchor building. Excellent instruction on gear placement and rating it. We fitted so much into the day. But always with an inclusive teaching style. I can’t recommend them enough. Both guides passionately sharing their knowledge and teaching skills, keen for their clients to learn to be more independent safer and capable in the mountains.

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