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, Backcountry Skiing

Trail Submission: Murphy Shewchuk

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

Glacier
Nearest Center
 
Province
BC
Contact
See Glacier National Park

Access: Trans Canada Hwy

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Expert

Description: The park has endless back country opportunies.The snow fall borders on the rediculous.

Avalanche danger is ever present.
 

Rogers Pass
Nearest Center
Revelstoke
Province
BC
Contact
See Glacier National Park

Access: Trans Canada Hwy

Level of Difficulty: Beginner - Expert

Description: Charecterised by easy access this area is available for all skill levels. Multi-day trips are possible with expert terrain.

 
 

Rainbow Mountain
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: A good place to learn from a more experienced skier.

Reasonable access can be turned into an over night run.
 

Tantalus Mountain
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A rather diffucult area suited more to ski mountaineering

There is a Alpine Club of Canada cabin in the area.
 

Ashlu Elaho
Nearest Center
Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A great ski touring travers.

One way travese requires planning, three days.
 

Meslilloot Mountain
Nearest Center
Vancouver
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Expert

Description: Amongst the closes glaciers to Vancouver it unfortunately has difficult access.

This is a muti-day trip.
 

Whitemantle Range
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A north to south traverse is possible and provides excellent vistas. There are a lot of possiblities in this area for expeditions.

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

Ha-iltzuk Icefields
Nearest Center
Bella Coola
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: The larges glaciated area in on the coast, the possibilites are endless. A traverse is possible.

Very difficult access, two weeks to a month will be required. This is an expedition area.
 

Shark Trail
Nearest Center
Canmor (AB)
Province
BC
Contact
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate-Expert

Description: A popular trail into a one of the most beautiful areas of the rockfies.

Easy access, 1 to 2 days.
 

Citadel Pass
Nearest Center
Sunshine (AB)
Province
BC
Contact
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A multi-day tour to Mount Assiniboine with cabins on route.

Easy access, 2 to 3 days. Avalanche danger.
 

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

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93 or Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intemediate

Description: A short tour but with variations and lovely scenery. The trail leads to some excellent telemark slopes.

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

Dead Horse Canyon
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 some skiing in the woods.

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

Chickadee Valley
Nearest Center
Radium Hot Springs
Province
BC
Contact
Kootenay National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Pleasant touring is accompanied by beautiful scenery. There are telemark opportunities here.

Easy access, several hours are required. Avalanche danger.
 

Stanley Glacier Valley
Nearest Center
Radium Hot Springs
Province
BC
Contact
Kootenay National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Good are for telemark and touring. The scenery is spectacular.

Easy access, set aside several hours.
 

Southgate Toba Divide
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Level of Difficulty: Expert, Extreme

Description: Considered one of the most beautiful areas with amongst the best touring in the coastal mountains. Rugged, expedition skiing.

Very difficult access. The full route will take 2 to 3 weeks.This is an expedition area.
 

East Kootenay
Nearest Center
Radium Hot Springs
Province
BC
Contact
Kootenay National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Lower Intermediate

Description: Easy skiing on a whole days worth of trails.

Easy access, a whole day of skiing.
 

Sherbrooke Lake
Nearest Center
Golden
Province
BC
Contact
Yoho National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate-Expert

Description: Difficult terrain and elevation gain make this a challenge in a very beautiful area.

Easy access, takes about 3 hours.
 

Opabin Wenkchemna
Nearest Center
Golden
Province
BC
Contact
Yoho National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A very difficult and classic route with supurb scenery. This is best taken as and overnight tour.

Reasonable access, two days. Avalanche danger.
 

Coquihalla Mountain
Nearest Center
Hope
Province
BC
Contact
Manning Provincial Park

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Lots of ridge and meadow skiing.

Access isn't easy, the full tour takes 2 to 3 days.
 

Wapta Falls
Nearest Center
Golden
Province
BC
Contact
Yoho National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate-Expert

Description: Trail brings you to beautiful Wapta Falls. Some tricky sections.

Easy access, takes a few hours.
 

Ross Lake
Nearest Center
Golden
Province
BC
Contact
Yoho National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: A relatively easy outing in a very nice area.

Easy access, allow 3 hours.
 

Num-ti-jah to Bow Hut (Peyto Glacier - Wupta)
Nearest Center
Field
Province
BC
Contact
Yoho National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: This can be done in a single day and you can use the Bow hut as base camp for muti-day trips.

The easy access and the number of huts in the area make are deceptive, this is a mountianeering area. One day each way. Avalanche danger.
 

Num-ti-jah to Bow Hut ( Wupta)
Nearest Center
Field
Province
BC
Contact
Yoho National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: The more popular route into Bow Hut.

The easy access and the number of huts in the area make are deceptive, this is a mountianeering area. One day each way. Avalanche danger.
 

Mount Gordon
Nearest Center
Field
Province
BC
Contact
Yoho National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: This is a classic day trip from Bow Hut.

The easy access and the number of huts in the area make are deceptive, this is a mountianeering area. One day. Avalanche danger.
 

Yoho Traverse
Nearest Center
Field
Province
BC
Contact
Yoho National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A two day traverse from the Bow Hut to the Stanley Mitchell Hut. High avalanche danger.

The easy access and the number of huts in the area make are deceptive, this is a mountianeering area. 2 days. Avalanche danger.
 

Tokumm Creek
Nearest Center
Radium Hot Springs
Province
BC
Contact
Kootenay National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 93

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Realitivly easy skiiing takes a full day or stay at the Fay hut and turn it into a mult-day tour.

Easy access, one to several days.
 

Mount Outram
Nearest Center
Hope
Province
BC
Contact
Manning Provincial Park

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A long trail to the summut of the mountain.

Easy access, single day outings
 

Little Yoho Valley
Nearest Center
Golden
Province
BC
Contact
Yoho National Park

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate-Expert

Description: Lots of possibilities in this area. The Stanley Mitchell Hut provides a base camp for tours.

Difficult access, to reach the hut is at least a days ski Allow several days. There is good telemark skiing in the area. Avalanche danger.
 

Lillooet Icefields
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A popular spot for experts this is a classic traverse. There are innumerable possibilities for side trips. This is a huge area.

Difficult access. The access and the breadth of the area requires trips of three weeks. Glacier crevasses on the lower edges of the glacier are to be avoidedThis is an expedition area.
 

Waddington Divide
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Level of Difficulty: Extreme

Description: This is a rugged classical traverse involving all aspects of ski mountaineering expeditions.

Reasonable to difficult access, from ten to fourteen days.This is an expedition area. Mount Waddington is a major climbing destination being the highest peak in British Columbia.
 

Clayton Falls
Nearest Center
Bella Coola
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Expert

Description: A very remote area which can be tackled by serious intermediates with good wilderness skills. A very nice area for skiing.

Reasonable to difficult access, skiing can be one to several days but if you come this far you'll want to spend some time.
 

Ape Lake
Nearest Center
Bella Coola
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Expert

Description: A remote area that provides skiing for intermediates with good wilderness skills.

Once you reached Bella Coola the acess is reasonable. Set aside 4 to 10 days.
 

Monarch Icefields
Nearest Center
Bella Coola
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A large glaciated area with lots of posibilies.

Very difficult access, one or two weeks. This is an expedition area.
 

Snass Mountain
Nearest Center
Hope
Province
BC
Contact
Manning Provincial Park

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Park trail leads to the summit.

Easy access, other trails are accessible. Two days.
 

Three Brothers
Nearest Center
Hope
Province
BC
Contact
Manning Provincial Park

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Mostly trail skiing makes up this traverse.

Easy access, requires about 3 days.
 

Skyline Trail
Nearest Center
Hope
Province
BC
Contact
Manning Provincial Park

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 1

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: You can start and finish at the same place. A good place for more experienced skiers to teach the less experienced.

Easy access about 2 days of skiing.
 

Manatee Range
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Extensive glaciation with lots of possibilities

Difficult access. Up to a week of skiing.This is an expedition area.
 

Clendenning Range
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Level of Difficulty: Expert, Extreme

Description: A long traverse is rewarded with spectacular scenery.

Difficult access. The traverse will take from a week and half to two weeks.This is an expedition area.
 

Tweedsmuir
Nearest Center
Bella Coola
Province
BC
Contact
See South Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

Season: Spring

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: A spectacular area with lots of potential for ski touring.

Very difficult access, 4 to 6 days. This is an expedition area.
 

Elaho Range
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Rolling areas and reasonable summits charecterize this area.

Difficult access. Up to a week of skiing.This is an expedition area.
 

Pemberton Ice Cap
Nearest Center
Pemberton, Whistler
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter, Spring

Access: Hwy 99 North to Pemberton, Helicopter to the glacier

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Expert

Description: A spectacular area for touring with mixed level of difficulty. The views are world class. This area gets huge amounts of snow.

A multi-day trip up to a week.
 

Mount Meager
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Great views and very nice skiing

Difficult access, 2 to 3 days. This is an expedition area.
 

White Cross Mountain
Nearest Center
Powell River
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Spring

Level of Difficulty: Expert

Description: Shortest distance to Lillooet Icefields.

Difficult access, 3 to 5 days. This is essentially an expedition area.
 

Tyaughton Creek
Nearest Center
Lillooet
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: A very nice are for touring with lots of possibilities

The access is reasonable and there is 4 to 10 days of skiing.
 

Dickson Range
Nearest Center
Lillooet
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Excellent back country skiing with great scenery.

Reasonable access on logging roads. From 4 to 10 days.
 

Spruce Lake
Nearest Center
Lillooet
Province
BC
Contact
 

Season: Winter

Access: Hwy 99

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Gentle alpine areas are perfect for touring.

Reasonable access, allow at least 3 days.