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

Purple Knob

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.

Private

Rockies

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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.

Details

Accommodation

There are comfortable accommodation options in Canmore that I would be happy to recommend to you.

Meeting point

Canmore

About the 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.

Languages

English

Certificates

ACMG

Residence

Canmore, AB, Canada


What people are saying about Brent Peters

Kathleen Lo

5.00

July, 2022

My partner and I had an incredibly memorable day climbing with Brent! His expertise is unparalleled and he tailored our trip based on our abilities. Most importantly, he made sure we were safe and enjoying our climb throughout the day. I look forward to climbing with Brent again and would highly recommend him as a guide for anyone exploring the area!

Joanne Ho

5.00

July, 2022

Brent is amazing! It was my first time doing a multipitch and I felt safe under Brent's guidance. Great conversation too. Thank you very much!

Stéphane MOREL

5.00

April, 2022

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Barb Campbell

4.00

March, 2022

Had a great time with Brent who was so patient and willing to share his abundant knowledge with us. A beautiful area to tour and so accessible, would do again!

Samir Gouin

5.00

May, 2021

Had a great time and learned lots!

Yi Lu

5.00

July, 2020

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