Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies

The book that has taken tens of thousands of skiers out onto stunning, backcountry trails is now reborn in full colour for a whole new generation.

Completely revised and updated, the new edition of this bestselling guidebook features over 150 trails, tours and traverses for the nordic skier in the five Rocky Mountain national parks, Kananaskis Country and neighbouring Mount Assiniboine and Mount Robson Provincial Parks.

With information on snow conditions, avalanches, weather, emergency procedures, equipment, gear, clothing, supplies, huts, lodges and much more, Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies is the quintessential resource for outdoor enthusiasts interested in experiencing the grandeur of western Canada’s backcountry wonderland.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies 1
Contents 7
Preface 9
Acknowledgements 11
Introduction 12
Snow Conditions 13
Avalanches 13
Remoteness 15
Weather 15
Environment 16
Emergency Procedures 16
Food, Gear and Other Supplies 16
How to Use This Book 17
Trip Planning 20
Waterton Lakes National Park 27
Fernie and the Crowsnest Pass 37
Calgary Nordic Trails 49
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park 53
Kananaskis Country 80
Canmore to Banff 119
Banff to Castle Junction 142
Kootenay National Park 172
Columbia Valley 186
Lake Louise Area 200
Skoki 224
Yoho National Park 249
The Icefields Parkway 284
Jasper 311
Tonquin Valley 334
Mount Robson Provincial Park 348
Multi-Day Ski Adventures 352
Index 367
Calling For Assistance 370
Chic Scott 373
Darren Farley 375