Kindergarten Couloir

relatively chill North-facing line sitting above the south end of Boom lake in Banff National Park. We had the couloir on our list for the season as it gets a reputation for being a straight-forward Rockies Classic.

The Grand Daddy Couloir

The Grand Daddy Couloir on Bow Peak in Banff National Park is a line I’ve been staring at for as long as i’ve been driving up and down the Icefields Parkway. Dozens of ski trips have had me staring across the highway at this thing, and every time it has called me to come and…

Surprise Pass, Lake Louise Alberta

Surprise Pass, near Lake Louise Alberta is one of those iconic backcountry lines that deserves a revisit at least once per year. This classic ski tour requires a solid couple of hours to complete, and travels through quite a bit of complex avalanche terrain, so good conditions are an absolute must. We started from the…

Lookout Col, Rogers Pass

The lookout is an awesome mellow day trip with nice views and even nicer skiing on mellow terrain in the Illecillewaet glacier region of Rogers Pass. The trip starts at Wheeler, and you take the left branch up towards illecillewaet glacier. As you gain elevation, the lookout col comes into view, and is the obvious…