Kane Valley
Nearest Center
Merritt
Province
BC
Season
Summer and winter

Contact: murphy@sonotek.com

Location: Kane Valley, approximately 20 km south of Merritt, BC.

Description: X-C Ski trails variable lengths up to 15 km loop. Primarily intermediate with some beginner and advanced sections. Most trails are through treed or semi-open back-country at an elevation of about 4,000 feet (1200 metres.)

Mountain Route: Same as X-C Ski Trails

Length of Trail: 45 km of trails

Accommodations: A wide variety of accommodations in Merritt, approximately 20 minute drive on Highway 5A/97C.

Additional Sports: Mountain Biking, Hiking

Trail Submission: Murphy Shewchuk

 Also see http://www.sonotek.com/kanevly1.html for additional information.
 

Powder Creek Lodge
Address City
Box 832 Nelson
Province Country
BC Canada
Postal Code Phone
V1L 5S9 250-226-7186

Fax: 250-226-7373

E-mail: powder@netidea.com

Internet: http://www.netidea.com/powder

Location: In the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia.

Season: Winter

Sports: Cross Country Skiing, Backcountry Skiing, Telemark Skiing, Snowshoeing.

Accomodations: Backcountry lodge holds 12 people.

 
 

Garibaldi Lake
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
Garibaldi Provincial Park

Season: Late Fall, Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: A good place to learn in the company of more advanced skiers.

Very easy access but may be snow coveredl. One to several days. There is a Vancouver Outdoor Club cabin.
 

Whistler Blackcomb
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
Garibaldi Provincial Park

Season: Late Fall, Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Access to the back country is at the top of the ski lifts. From Whistler Mountain you can reach singing pass.

Very easy access, tours can be several hours to a day.
 

Black Tusk
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
Garibaldi Provincial Park

Season: Fall, Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Another popular destination in the park, there is lots of touring in this area.

Very easy access but may be snow covered and requires a climb into the trail. One to several days.
 

Snowspider Mountain
Nearest Center
Pemberton
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Very nice ski touring area with several options

Reasonable access with multi-day trips possible.
 

Misty Icefield
Nearest Center
Whister
Province
BC
Contact
Garibaldi Provincial Park

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Relatively easy access for an area that seems so remote. Very good ski touring without any crowding.

Can be accessed from Skookumchuk, from 5 to 8 days.
 

Spear Head
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
Garibaldi Provincial Park

Season: Late Fall, Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Expert

Description: An almost circular ski tour which starts on Blackcomb and can be finished on Whistler Mountain

Very easy access from the ski lifts. This traverse takes several days.
 

Franklin Glacier
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Access:

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: A true expedition area accesible to intermediates with good wilderness skills. Ski mountaineering at the base of Mount Waddington

Reasonable to difficult access, from one week to fourteen days.
 

McBride Range
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
Garibaldi Provincial Park

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Expert, Extreme

Description: Steep mountains and an extended traverse.

Can be access from singing pass. Ten days of skiing.
 

Pantheon Range
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Access:

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: True ski mountianeering in a rugged and spectacular area.

Reasonable to difficult access, from one week to ten days.This is an expedition area.
 

Singing Pass
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
Garibaldi Provincial Park

Season: Late Fall, Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Great ski touring with lots of possiblities. There are huts available.

Very easy access from whistler mountain. There is a marked trail to the pass. One to several days.
 

Stein Divide
Nearest Center
Pemberton
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A very scenic area for serious touring.

Reasonable access the traverse is one way and long 8 to 10 days.
 

Mount Matier
Nearest Center
Pemberton
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: A popular area on glaciers.

Single day.
 

Isolillock Peak
Nearest Center
Hope
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Late Winter, Early Spring

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Good skiing but avalanche prone, steep summit.

Single day trip.
 

Homathko Icefield
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Access:

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A well like area and traverse even though it is vey isolated, provides a lot of possibilities

Very difficult access, allow 10 to two to three weeks for this expedition.This is an expedition area.
 

Mt. Tatlow
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Access:

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: One of the few areas where and intermediate with good wilderness skills can enjoy this area. Part of the route is a horse trail.

Difficult access, allow 2 to 5 days.
 

Gowen Creek
Nearest Center
Pemberton
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Heavily glacieted area without any crowding.

Reasonable access, muti-day trips are possible.
 

Wonder Pass
Nearest Center
Canmore (AB), Radium Hotsprings
Province
BC
Contact
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93 or Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Lower Intermediate

Description: Relatively easy with open vistas.

From Assiniboine Lodge it takes a few hours.There is no road to the lodge, it must be approached on skies or by helicopter.
 

Slim Creek Toba Inlet
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Access:

Level of Difficulty: Extreme

Description: A very rugged expedition traverse. Extremly beautiful

Very difficult access with a full traverse taking as long as a month.This is an expedition area.
 

Mount Daly
Nearest Center
Chilliwack
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Just east of Chilliwack Lake there are a number of possibilities in the area.

Reasonable access, this is a single day trip.
 

Golden Ears
Nearest Center
Maple Ridge
Province
BC
Contact
Golden Ears Provincial Park

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 7

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Lots of possiblities in one of the most accessible parks in the lower mainland.

There is a cabin on the way to the summit. Single day.
 

Mount Breakenridge
Nearest Center
Harrison Hot Springs
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access:

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A glaciated area that has very good skiing.

This is a mult-day trip with many other possibilities.
 

Knight Peak
Nearest Center
Chilliwack
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A very good area to ski.

This is a single day trip.
 

Saxifrage Mountain
Nearest Center
Pemberton
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Relative easy access form Mt. Currie. Nice are for skiing.

Day trip.
 

Franklin Glacier Traverse
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Access:

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Ski mountaineering traverse requires in a spectacular area.

Reasonable to difficult access, from ten to fourteen days.This is an expedition area.
 

Athelney Pass
Nearest Center
Lillooet
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99 South of Lillooet

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Large glacier with lots of possibilities

Mid winter access may be difficult. Multi-Day Trip
 

Spindrift Mountain
Nearest Center
Lillooet
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Access: Hwy 99 South of Lillooet

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Ridve Traverse and Open Valley Travel

Mid winter access may be difficult. Multi-Day Trip
 

Thiassi Range
Nearest Center
Lillooet
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring is Better

Access: Hwy 99 South of Lillooet

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Various Possibilities for Traverses or Loops

Mid winter access may be difficult. A Few Days to Extended Trips
 

Lone Goat Creek
Nearest Center
Lillooet
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99 South of Lillooet

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Glacier travel but not extreme

Mid winter access may be difficult. Several Days
 

Mount Alhelston
Nearest Center
Lillooet
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99 South of Pemberton

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Open valley over the Lollooet River.

Mid winter access may be difficult. Single to Mult-Day Trip,
 

Face Mountain
Nearest Center
Lillooet
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99 South of Lillooet

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Expert

Description: Beautiful views and moderate difficulty

One or two days
 

Mount Seymour
Nearest Center
Vancouver
Province
BC
Contact
See Mount Seymour Provincial Park

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate

Description: Proximity to Vancouver makes it very popular. Can do an overnight

Good place to learn with a more experience skier
 

Grouse Mountain
Nearest Center
Vancouver
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Just about in Vancouver you look out over the downtown area.

Easy access from the ski hill, day trips.
 

Hollyburn Mountain
Nearest Center
Vancouver
Province
BC
Contact
See Cypress Provincial Park

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate

Description: Easy access just north of West Vancouver. A pave road leads to the trails the main one leading to the summit.

Easy access on paved road. A good place to learn.
 

Garabaldi Traverse
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
See Garabaldi Provincial Park

Season:

Access: Hwy 99 Garabaldi

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Expert

Description: This hut to hut tour of over 45km. This area is true back country with spectacular views and easy access.

One way traverse. Can be combined with several other park traverses to make up a trip of several weeks.
 

Gun Creek
Nearest Center
Lillooet
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: An old horse trail provides access into the area. Lots of trails branch from it.

Reasonable access. Exploring the trails can take from a couple of days to a week and half.
 

Diamond Head
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
Garibaldi Provincial Park

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate

Description: A very popular area it is a good place for a skier to learn from someone more advanced.

Very easy access but deep snpws may provide a problem. One to several days there is a hut to over night.
 

Tetrahedron Peak
Nearest Center
Vancouver
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 101

Level of Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate

Description: Sechelt's highest peak. The area has many trails and cabins.

Access is relatively easy, and the area allows over nights.
 

Mount Brew
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Expert

Description: Summit and ridge skiing, a cabin is near the peak.

Reasonable access but danger of avalanches in the area. One or two days.
 

Brandy Wine
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Expert

Description: Lots of ridge skiing. Warming hut

Reasonable access and fairly popular area. One or two days.
 

Squamish Cheakamus
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Fall, Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A true traverse with many variations.

Reasonable access, area can be skied early in the season. Four days are required for the full traverse.
 

Jones Bench Tour
Nearest Center
Canmore (AB), Radium Hotsprings
Province
BC
Contact
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93 or Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Lower Intermediate

Description: Relatively easy with excellent vistas. The trail leads to a supurb telemark area.

From Assiniboine Lodge it takes a few hours. Avalance danger.There is no road to the lodge, it must be approached on skies or by helicopter.