Cross-country or Backcountry Ski the Canadian Rockies

British Columbia has some of the best backcountry skiing in the world. There are lots of backcountry ski lodges, most are located about tree line, with amazing views. The Canadian Rockies are a young mountain range, with up-thrust sedimentary layers of rock and glaciers. Glacial flour (pulverized rock) suspends in water for the most beautiful turquoise lakes on earth. Winter provides cold dry powder snow, fantastic touring and backcountry skiing, and dark night skies!

“One can never be bored by Powder Skiing…
It is the special gift of the relationship between earth and sky.
It only comes in sufficient places, at certain times on this earth;
It lasts only a limited amount of time before sun or wind changes it. People devote their lives to it.
For the pleasure of being so purely played by gravity & snow.”
                                                                 - Delores LaChapelle

information for leaders

  • Suitable Activities: Backcountry Skiing, Cross-country Skiing
  • Seasons: February, March, April
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: M1-M2 Intermediate-Advanced Ski, *Varies*

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