Explore the Canadian Rockies with Jeff, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, on this unique 5-day splitboarding tour in the incredible Bow-Yoho traverse!
The Bow-Yoho is a famous trail crossing some classic peaks and long powder slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This 5-day splitboarding trip is your chance to explore this amazing area under expert guidance. Come join me!
The traverse goes from Bow Lake to the Little Yoho Valley. We will cross the famous Wapta Icefield, which encompases five beautiful glaciers and is one of the most studied spots in the Canadian Rockies.
For this 5-day splitboarding trip you should be able to ride in all kinds of snow. Additionally, you should also have some basic mountaineering skills and be physically fit. It will be a challenging backcountry tour rewarded by majestic views.
Furthermore, we will spend the nights in the historic Stanley Mitchell Hut (2,060m) and Bow Hut (2,350m), which will make this trip a real mountaineering adventure. The Stanley Mitchell sits on a small meadow of the Little Yoho Valley, in Yoho National Park. The Bow Hut is located on the eastern side of the Wapta Icefield, within the Banff National Park.
So, if you are up for this unforgettable 5-day splitboarding tour in the Bow-Yoho Traverse, please contact me. You will love exploring the powder slopes of the Canadian Rockies!
And, if you are looking for a shorter splitboarding outing in Canada, check out my 3-day trip in Rogers Pass, east of Revelstoke.
- Bow Hut - Stanley Mitchell Hut
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.
We’ll wake up early and splitboard across the Wapta Ice field to the Yoho Glacier and the high lands of Mt Collie.
This will lead us to a great run down to the Des Poilus glacier and the Des Poilus Hut.
We will ascend the Isolated Col and enjoy an excellent descent to the Stanley Mitchel Hut.
You’ll have the opportunity to splitboard on Mt Mc Aurther (3015 m), and incredible glaciated ski descents.
We will spend this day splitboarding along the Little Yoho Valley with great mountaineering objectives, close to the Presidents (3140 m).
During the last day we will make our way along the Ice line trail. We will traverse the full length of the Presidents and head into Yoho Pass, which finally takes us to Emerald Lake. This is the end of a great adventure!
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.
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Group of 1
|CAD 3848 each|
Group of 2
|CAD 2261 each|
Group of 3
|CAD 1772 each|
Group of 4
|CAD 1518 each|
Group of 5
|CAD 1518 each|
Group of 6
|CAD 1518 each|
Group of 7
|CAD 1621 each|
Group of 8
|CAD 1518 each|
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• Guiding fee
• Permit and entrance fees
• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
• -The price does not include 5% GST. -Some technical gears are included, but personal gear is not.
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Ben guided us to Marble Canyon and it was a really awesome and rewarding experience! Ben was really cool and relaxed about everything, the whole process was made extremely simple, and he went so far as to teach us a little more than we had originally expected to learn. We got extremely lucky with the weather and hiked back with blue skies and the sun shining! Thank you very much!!
Great day of touring in the amazing surroundings around Lake Louise - the vue and silky powder snow were worth the effort of climbing!
I had such a great experience skiing backcountry for the first time! Jeff was an amazing guide and really helped us learn how to use backcountry equipment and avalanche gear. My only concern was that we were forced to change the date of our trip quite last minute and we were not given much information about the trip until only 1-2 days in advance. However, the trip itself was incredible! Thank you for such an amazing experience!
Absolutely exceeded expectations! Everyone had a great time with more than enough variety to satisfy everyone’s skill level. Would definitely recommend to anyone with an interest in getting started or progressing their ice climbing.
Really enjoyed our time with our guide, Troy. 5/5 Experience! Highly recommend.
My guide was Christian from the same company (vs Jeff). I was thrilled with the service, friendliness, knowledge, and professionalism. We went to Sunshine Slab near Banff to sport climb for a half day. We managed to get a lot of memorable climbs in a short amount of time. I would gladly use these guys again.
Jeff was so kind to the kids, he encouraged and motivated our 12 y/o eldest, and was tolerant and patient with our 9 y/o young one. Extremely recommended for families. We had much fun on the Banff cliffs.