Wapta Traverse

A long distance, very strenuous 28-mile backcountry ski tour with 5,400 ft in elevation gain. The trail takes you to a series of huts along the way so it is easy to turn the trip into a relaxed multi day trip. Classic trip on Icefield north of Lake Louise, Alberta. Ski glaciers, peaks and fantastic terrain, using Whyte, Bow, Balfour and Duncan huts.

information for leaders

  • Difficulty: M3G Expert Glacier Ski
  • Length: 28.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft
  • Land Manager: Banff National Park
  • Parking Permit Required:
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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  • Trails Illustrated Banff North
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