Whistler to Canmore - Ski Tour Canada's Highway 1

A ski tourer's dream roadtrip between 2 legendary Canadian mountain towns.

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Dropping into the main section of the Face

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On the bottom third of the Couloir

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Mt McGill & Camp West Slide Path

Topping out on McGill Shoulder at treeline near the entrance to Camp West.

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Summit of Little Sifton

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Open Alpine above Grizzly Knob

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Ascending the Summit Slopes. Mt Sifton in the background

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Ascending Grizzly Shoulder towards the Little Sifton Col

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Approaching the Little Sifton Col

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The Rockwall at Grizzly Knob

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Descending through the Grizzly Slide Path near the highway.



The Canadian Rockies have everything ski tourers look for - reliable and cold snow, huge terrain and easy access. All of these ski tours demonstrate those traits and each one can be done as a single day trip from a major road.

The route you'll drive to ski all of these doesn't follow Highway 1 all the way, but for much of the trip you will be on Canada's most famous road and it makes logistics pretty easy because you're never too far from accommodation and services. Despite this proximity to civilisation, the ski tours listed here all feel truly wild and encapsulate what Canadian ski touring is all about.

If you're lucky enough to have time not only to ski these lines but also to explore the Rockies further, check out these 2 hut to hut tours in the Yoho National Park.




Camp West

A Rogers Pass Classic! A 1250m descent down a big mountain slide path.

The Tupper Traverse

A mini-ski traverse including high alpine bowls, glaciers & a massive run down the Connaught avalanche slide path.