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Wapta Traverse in 4 days, Hut-to-hut ski tour from Lake Louise

Wapta Traverse in 4 days, Hut-to-hut ski tour from Lake Louise | undefined

Come with a certified mountain guide to the outstanding wilderness of western Canada near the pure waters of Lake Louise and enjoy a four-day hut-to-hut ski touring trip across the classic Wapta Traverse in the Canadian Rockies.



4 Days

Jan - Apr, Dec




* Complete a classic ski touring traverse with world-class conditions.

* Breath in the stunning scenery of Canada’s Rocky Mountains and its wilderness.

* Experience life between the peaks on a traditional hut-to-hut journey.


Cover the Wapta Icefields on a classic Canadian traverse through the Rocky Mountains! Enjoy the Wapta Traverse on a four-day guided program near Lake Louise and ski tour through the outstanding wild of a notorious North American destination!

The Wapta Traverse is as Canadian as maple syrup and moose. For ski adventurers and snow seekers, it ranks as one of the most iconic routes with unprecedented powder. Its location in the pristine Alberta country near Lake Louise and Banff enhance the aesthetics and make it an all-around unforgettable journey.

You program is designed in the same way, giving you access to the local mountain huts that make this such a definitive Canadian ski touring adventure. Over the course of four days, you will see Bow Hut, Balfour Hut, and Scott Duncan Hut, crossing glaciers and crevasses of impeccable quality. The long runs, high cols, and reachable peaks dotting the region are spectacular when immersed in the extensive system of huts.

You trip begins in Canmore with an equipment check and a trip review. After that, its up into the mountains and the journey of a lifetime. We start at Bow Lake and head for the glaciers. Infamous summits like Mt. Olive and Mt. St. Nicholas are some of the sites as we pass through canyons and ravines.

The first evening is spent at Bow Hut, establishing us in the thick of our mountain adventure and preparing us for the daunting Balfour High Col in the days ahead. The second night takes us to Balfour Hut, and the third and final evening on the Wapta Traverse finds us at Scott Duncan Hut reveling in the highlights of our trip.

Other attractions include Mt. Balfour, Mt. Daly, Waputik Glacier, and so much more. This engaging traverse covers every enchanting aspect of the Rocky Mountains from slopes to summit, so you will end up feeling like a local by the time you complete the trip and leave Alberta.

The glacier challenges associated with this sustained program make previous backcountry experience necessary. Participants should be prepared with both the mental fortitude and the physical fitness to successfully accomplish and enjoy the adventure.

This area is one of my favorites because it is a Canadian experience unlike any other. I will ensure you have a safe, satisfying, and downright delightful time mountaineering your way up and down the region. You will never forget the thrill, excitement, and magic of the Wapta Traverse and the surrounding area near Lake Louise.

Book this four-day Wapta Traverse ski touring program NOW and take advantage of an achievable Canadian objective in the perfect setting of Lake Louise and the Rockies!

We can also try our hand at a Mt. Hector ski mountaineering ascent near Lake Louise!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

This is the price to join one of our group programs.

The price includes the guiding fee, hut fees, evening meals and drinks, wilderness permits, and airport transfer (if necessary).

The price does NOT include the GST or insurance, nor does it include breakfasts and lunches.


More info

There is a minimum of four (4) participants and a maximum of ten (10), with a guide ratio never higher than 7:1.

Meeting point

We will meet in Canmore, Alberta, at 8:00am. Contact me upon booking to confirm our meeting point.

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Great guides and great snow!



Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.



Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.



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Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

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