Guidebook

Big Alberta Adventures : Ski Tours from Bow Lake

3 beautiful day tours from Bow Lake, just to the north of Lake Louise and Banff.

Description

There is little doubt that Lake Louise is one of Canada's best known tourist towns - it is certainly one of the busiest in summertime! In winter it is still pretty popular but armed with this guidebook you'll quickly be able to escape the crowds and experience what touring from the legendary Icefield Parkway road is all about.

There are 3 tours in here to get you started on exploring the area and none of them are technically too tough, but the diversity of terrain you'll encounter whilst skiing them means you'll need a solid all-round skill set to negotiate them safely. All take you quickly away from the highway and into the high mountains, and all feel wild and remote, despite their proximity to 2 famous mountain towns.

Having got the feel for the area, why not up the ante somewhat and tackle one of North America's best known ski touring trips - the Wapta Traverse - which begins just north of Bow Lake?

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/186/the-ultimate-wapta-traverse-backcountry-ski-guide

St Nicholas Peak
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St Nicholas Peak

Banff National Park
7 - 8 hrs
18.5 km
1,081 m
1,080 m
29 °
A spectacular peak on the Wapta Icefields
Difficult
Private
Observation Subpeak (2950 m) south ridge and north glacier
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Observation Subpeak (2950 m) south ridge and north glacier

Banff National Park
6 - 7 hrs
12.9 km
1,318 m
1,317 m
39 °
A fine ski peak with lots of variety and good skiing
Moderate
Private
Mount Olive (3130 m)
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Mount Olive (3130 m)

Banff National Park
1 day +
21.6 km
1,260 m
1,259 m
20 °
A great glacier tour, topped with a fantastic ridge
Moderate
Private