• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Rockies
  • Best period
    Apr, May

Description

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.

Itinerary

Day 1

Lake 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 2

Ski 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 3

Ski 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 4

Ski 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 5

Ski 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!

Price per person

1 Person3732CAD
Group of 22193CAD
Group of 31718CAD
Group of 41472CAD
Group of 51472CAD
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Group of 71472CAD
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Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Permit and entrance fees

Other details

Accommodation

- 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.