Ski Traverse in Canadian Rockies, Bow Yoho

A 5-day ski traverse at Bow Yoho in the Canadian Rockies. Discover the incredible Wapta Ice field and Yoho Glacier with an IFMGA mountain guide.




Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May

Type of Trip




    Join me in this incredible adventure at Bow Yoho in the Canadian Rockies!

    During this 5-day ski traverse we will cross the famous Wapta Ice field and Yoho glaciers, that divide Alberta and British Columbia in the Canadian Rockies. It is a unique option to discover the impressive Wapta ice field.

    I particularly recommend this program because it is one of the easiest ways to access some of the most remote spots in the Rockies. Furthermore, it is comfortable because we’ll sleep in huts, so you’ll only need to carry a day pack. This is a great advantage compared to most tours in the region that require tents.

    This tour will start by travelling to Bow Lake. Then, we’ll be skiing for 5 days. It is a big circle with majestic views.

    We’ll be very close to the town of Field and Emerald Lake, and also close to Lake Louise.

    The best season to visit this area is spring, because days are longer and there’s less risk of avalanches.

    This program is available for intermediate and advanced skiers with some ski touring experience and good physical condition.

    Both mountain hut, Bow Hut and Stanley Mitchell Hut, are from the Alpine Club of Canada.

    Contact me if you want to join me for this amazing ski traverse in the Canadian Rockies. I’ll be glad to guide you in this trip!

    You can also take a look at other trips I organize in my country, like a ski tour week in Mt Clemenceau or a ski touring trip to Revelstoke / Rogers Pass.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    1420 CAD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Half-board meals during trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
     Price per person to join a group.


    • Day 1Lake Louise / Bow Hut

      First, we’ll meet in Lake Louise at the Alpine Center, get organized and go to Bow Lake to start the adventure.

      Afterwards, we’ll go through a 1 hour avalanche rescue exercise.

      Over the next 3-4 hours we will ascend up to Bow Hut for the first night.

    • Day 2Ski day

      We’ll wake up early and ski across the Wapta Ice field to the Yoho Glacier and the high lands of Mt Collie.

      This leads us to a great ski run down to the Des Poilus glacier and down to the Des Poilus Hut.

    • Day 3Ski day

      We will ascend the Isolated Col and enjoy an excellent ski descent to the Stanley Mitchel Hut.

      You’ll have the opportunity to ski Mt Mc Aurther (3015 m), and incredible glaciated ski descents.

    • Day 4Ski day

      We will spend this day skiing along the Little Yoho Valley with great and important ski mountaineering objectives, close to the Presidents (3140 m).

    • Day 5Ski day / Emerald Lake

      During the last day, we will make our way along the Ice line trail traversing the full length of the Presidents and head into Yoho Pass which, finally,  takes us to Emerald Lake which will mark the end of a great adventure!


    Other details


    - Bow Hut

    - Stanley Mitchell Hut

    More info

    -The price does not include 5% GST.

    -Some technical gears are included, but personal gear is not.

    -To train for back country skiing, ski all varied terrain and snow conditions at your local ski area, also ski with a light backpack. Back country conditions which are often excellent powder can sometimes be variable.


    About the Guide


    Alpine Air Adventures is an independent mountain guiding business run by Jeff Bullock. I am a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide, with my training and certification through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, and the Canadian Avalanche Association.

    We specialize in outdoor Banff adventures including: rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, avalanche courses and improvised rope rescue courses.

    Based out of Banff, Alberta, Canada in the heart of the rugged Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alpine Air offers everything mountain. My main emphasize is to offer safe and unforgettable Banff adventures to my guests. With the allure of the mountains right at my doorstep I am always keen to take on any adventure and I am excited to have you along. Contact me to begin organizing your dream mountain ascent or descent.

    FROM 1420 CADper person


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