Wapta Traverse

A long distance, very strenuous 28-mile backcountry ski tour with 5,400 feet of elevation gain. The route travels to a series of huts along the way so it is easy to turn the trip into a relaxed multi-day trip. It's a classic trip on the icefield north of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. Ski glaciers, peaks and fantastic terrain, using the 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
  • Trails Illustrated Banff North
  • Summits & Icefields Map: Wapta Icefields and Bow Summit

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