The Yoho Traverse
This is a variation of the famous Wapta Traverse, which utilizes the new Guy Hut on the Des Poilus Glacier. Traverse an icefield, climb a peak or two and get some fun ski descents in!
We start with a warm up day, skiing up to the comfortable Bow Hut. This gives us time to sort out equipment and get used to our 15 kg packs. All we need to bring are a sleeping bag and our food.
Our days are spent traversing glaciers and icefields. Expect four to six hours travel time on each day. If we have the energy we may be able to go for a run once we get to the next hut, or perhaps we will ski up a peak along the way!
The huts have pretty much everything we need for a comfortable stay. The first night is at Bow Hut, the second at the new, state-of-the-art Guy Hut, and then on the last night we stay at the historic Stanley Mitchell Hut in the Little Yolo Valley. Finally, we exit via the scenic Iceline route to Emerald Lake.
You have the ability to enjoy this classic Canadian ski traverse if:
- You are a strong skier (can ski a black diamond run at a ski hill)
- Have done some ski touring
- Have a regular fitness routine
April 6-9, 2018 (4 days)
Price includes guiding, hut fees, national park fees, all food. Please add 5% sales tax.