Taylor Lake
Nearest Center
Lake Louise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Very challenging skiing with many ardous sections.

Easy access, takes several hours.
 

Nigel Pass
Nearest Center
Jasper
Province
AB
Contact
Jasper National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: A beautiful area with good access and reasonably easy skiing.

Easy access, one day.
 

Glacier Lake
Nearest Center
Lake Louise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A rugged and beautiful area. Requires a good skill set.

Reasonable access, 1 to 2 days.
 

Crowfoot Pass
Nearest Center
Lake Louise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: A spectacular area and a classic tour.

Easy access. 1 day. Avalanche danger.
 

Katherine Lake to Helen Lake
Nearest Center
Lake Louise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Can be combined with the Dolomite peak route to make an extended tour in the alpine.

Difficult access, 2 to 4 days. Avalanche danger.
 

Dolomite Peak
Nearest Center
Lake Louise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A classic tour in the alpine. Best done in two days

Reasonable access, 1 to 2 days. Avalanche danger.
 

Merlin Valley
Nearest Center
Lake Loise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A challenging trail with in a beautiful setting. Very good telemarking in this area.

From Skoki Lodge it takes about four hours to do this loop
 

Shoreline Trail
Nearest Center
Lake Loise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Description: An easy trail which exposes the beauties of Lake Louis.

Easy access, takes two hours but you may want to linger.
 

Skoki
Nearest Center
Lake Loise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Easy access to the trail to Skoki Lodge a long time favorite route.

Easy access, takes several hours.
 

Purple Bowl
Nearest Center
Lake Louise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Easily accessible alpine wilderness. This is a supurb touring area.

Easy access, five or six hours.
 

Wilcox Pass
Nearest Center
Jasper
Province
AB
Contact
Jasper National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A few tricky section are the price to pay for the spectacular alpine views.

Easy access, takes several hours. Avalanche danger is high.
 

Baker Creek
Nearest Center
Lake Louise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Beautiful vistas and pleasant skiing. There are a number of options in the area.

Easy access, takes several hours.
 

Plain of the Six Glaciers
Nearest Center
Lake Louise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Spectacular scenery and reasonably easy skiing combine to make this a classic.

Very easy access, take a few hours but you'll probably want to linger.
 

Johnstones Creek
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Bow Valley Parkway

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced

Description: Challenging skiing with lots of options. Connects to many other trails and could be combined into a multi-day trip.

Easy access, several hours to one day or more.
 

Tower Lake
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced

Description: Fairly ardous but visually very rewarding.

Easy access, one day.
 

Boom Lake
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Late Fall, Winter, Late Spring

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Lower Intermediate

Description: Relatively easy skiing with spectacular scenery. Has a few tricky sections for those of lesser abilities.

Easy access, a few hours.
 

Twin Lakes
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A one or two day with some tricky areas.

Easy access, one or two days.
 

Whistler Pass
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intemediate

Description: Beautiful tour into the alpine with very steep skiing.

From the Shadow Lake Lodge
 

Healy Pass
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Easily accessible backcountry leading to Egypt Lake Hut

Easy access, one or two days if you take advantage of the hut.
 

Akamina Pass
Nearest Center
Waterton
Province
AB
Contact
Waterton Lakes National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Akamina Hwy

Level of Difficulty: Lower Intermediate

Description: A popular area with good snow.

Easy access, avalanche hazard, single day.
 

Summit Lake
Nearest Center
Waterton
Province
AB
Contact
Waterton Lakes National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Akamina Hwy

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Good telemarking and great views.

Easy access, avalanche hazard, single day.
 

Cameron Lake
Nearest Center
Waterton
Province
AB
Contact
Waterton Lakes National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Akamina Hwy

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Description: Spectacular scenery and accessible wilderness.

Easy access, single day.
 

Paradise Valley
Nearest Center
Lake Louise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Spectacular scenery and therefore a popular area. Very good skiing.

Easy access, take several hours, could be combined into a mult-day trip.
 

Mystic Pass
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Advanced skiing with some very ardous sections

Reasonable access, high avalanche danger, full day.
 

Columbia Icefields
Nearest Center
Jasper
Province
AB
Contact
See Jasper National Park

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Many mutli-day routes through breath taking scenery. The gacier is very large and allows for long trips.

This area is heavily crevassed, and any group skiing there must be roped up and know how to use their rescue equipment.
 

Telemark Trail
Nearest Center
Lake Louise
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1A

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Mixed terrain ranging from easy to very challenging.

Easy access, takes several hours. Loops back on itself.
 

Maligne Pass
Nearest Center
Jasper
Province
AB
Contact
Jasper National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Expert-Extreme

Description: This is best approached as a multi-day tour.

Easy access, takes 2 days. Avalanche danger is high.
 

Sulpher Mountain Road
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Consists of a long climb and the a great downhill on return.

Easy access, takes several hours.
 

Sundance Pass
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: True backcounty adventure within easy reach of Banff

Route finding may be difficult, takes one or two days.
 

Forty Mile Creek
Nearest Center
Banff (Mount Norquay Ski Area)
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Nice ski area which is easily accessible

Easy access, has a number of options, takes a few hours.
 

Wapta Icefields
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
See Banff National Park

Access: Hwy 93 to Banff

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Expert

Description: Hut to hut system with five huts avaiabled. Many multi-day routes are available

Mountaineering skills are needed.
 

Elk Lake Summit
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate-Expert

Description: Good advanced skiing close to a major center.

Easy access, one or two days
 

Quartz Ridge
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: This trail provides spectacular views. There is an excellent area for telemarking.

Easy access, avalanche danger. Don't attempt this trail in bad conditions. White-out conditions are possible at any time above tree-line.
 

Sunshine Meadows
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: This is a good area for telemarking

Easy access.
 

Healy Creeks
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB
Contact
Banff National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced

Description: Very good skiing most downhill accessed by lift.

Easy access.
 

Bald Hills Lookout
Nearest Center
Jasper
Province
AB
Contact
Jasper National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: High alpine area with reasonable access.

Reasonable access, 1 day.
 

Patricia Lake
Nearest Center
Jasper
Province
AB
Contact
Jasper National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Rolling terrain and nice views charecterise this trail.

Easy access, allow a couple of hours.
 

Evelyn Creek
Nearest Center
Jasper
Province
AB
Contact
Jasper National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Rolling terrain with some challenging skiing.

Reasonable access, takes a few hours.
 

Tonquin Valley
Nearest Center
Jasper
Province
AB
Contact
Jasper National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Expert

Description: There are a myriad of possibilities in this arrea. Use the Wates Gibson Hut as a base camp.There is some good telemarking in this area.

Difficult access, takes 1 or two days to reach the hut. High avalanche danger.
 

Palisade Lookout
Nearest Center
Jasper
Province
AB
Contact
Jasper National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: A beautiful vista is your reward for this long climb

Easy access, 1 day
 

Wapta Traverse
Nearest Center
Banff
Province
AB BC
Contact
See Yoho National Park, Banff Nataional Park

Season: Winter, Spring

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: High altitude traverse with good telemark opportunities. This is a multi-day trip hut to hut.

The easy access and the number of huts in the area make the ease of this backcountry ski area deceptive. Mountaineering skills are needed.