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…