Rounding the top of Purple Knob

Purple Knob Ski Tour

Purple knob is an excellent ski touring zone near the southern end of the Smith Dorrien or Spray Lakes Road in Kananaskis Country. K-Country sometimes gets a bad rap for ski quality. However, when the snow is good in this zone, it is definitely one of the best and most accessible ski touring locations in…

25 Ski Touring Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Ski touring (or Backcountry skiing) has exploded over the past decade. Some estimate put the number near 6,000,000 self-powered powder junkies out there in the US. But with this growth comes a lot of aspiring backcountry travellers trying to learn how to get into ski touring/backcountry skiing. While it’s a relatively simple sport to access…

Tryst Chutes Super Slope

Tryst Chutes & Super Slope

Tryst Chutes are a very popular ski touring and backcountry skiing destination in Kananaskis Country, along the Spray Lakes / Smith Dorrien road. This area features a number of short chutes and lines facing north and a larger south-facing slope known as the Super Slope. The short roadside approach, steep terrain, and easy access make…