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Skiing

If you want to get out of the lift lines and experience skiing like it was meant to be, you've come to the right place. Yamnuska's goal is to organize your trip or program to exceed your objectives with the best possible skiing experience.  It's as simple as that. 

Although Yamnuska will occassionally use helicopters to access backcountry lodges or to avoid hazardous terrain, we believe you should 'earn your turns'. With excellent snow, long runs and varied terrrain, the mountains of Western Canada offer a remote and wild feel that undoubtedly adds to the amazing experience of skiing with your 'Yam' guide.

We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced programs for the backcountry skier or rider.  Please visit our program pages to find the right trip or course for you.

Ski Mountaineering

Intro to Ski Mountaineering Course - Learn the skills of glacier ski mountaineering on the Wapta Icefields.

11'000's Ski Ascents - Mt Hector - Along the Icefields Parkway, just North of Lake Louise, this majestic peak was the second Canadian Rockies 11,000er to be climbed in 1895. Standing on the summit you will be following in the footsteps of some of the Canadian Rockies' most famous mountaineers. You will enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Lake Louise group and the Wapta Icefields on this trip.

Mt Columbia Ski Expedition - This trip is an excellent choice for adventurers looking to learn the skills involved in successfully planning and completing ski expeditions.

Hut-to-Hut and Winter Camping Ski Traverses

The Wapta Traverse - The classic hut to hut traverse of the Canadian Rockies.

Bow to Yoho Advanced Ski Week - An incredible adventure east to west across the Wapta Icefields! We will be skiing over massive glaciers laid down during the last ice age, crossing the continental divide, and all the while surrounded by the majestic peaks that are the name sake of this range! 

Bugaboos to Rogers Pass Ski Traverse - The Bugaboos to Roger’s Pass Grand Traverse is regarded as one of the top ski traverses in Canada. Crossing the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains, the traverse travels through the jagged granite spires of the Bugaboos as it works its way north through the large connected path of glaciers and summits

The European Haute Route - Join us as we ski through France, Italy and Switzerland enjoying excellent skiing, views and European mountain culture.

Berner Oberland Ski Traverse in Switzerland - The Berner Oberland is one of the must do European ski traverses. It travels through some of the largest glaciers in the Western Alps and is considered to have some of the best ski descents and summits in Switzerland!

Private Guiding - Personalized trips or instructional programs are tailored to your personal schedule and objectives. Appropriate for all levels: beginners to expert.

Lodge Based Programs

Rogers Pass Ski Touring - Three days of Selkirk powder in this Valhalla of powder!

Private Programs - Book a lodge for your own private group! Suitable for all abilities.

Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry Ski Skills Level 1 - Intro to Backcountry Skiing - This weekend course in the Canadian Rockies is a great way to get started!

Backcountry Ski Skills Level 2 - Leading Day Trips - This course will develop your leadership skills for travelling in non-glaciated backcountry terrain.

Backcountry Ski Skills Level 3 - Winter Camping for the Backcountry Skier - Backcountry Ski Skills 3 will continue to refine the travel and leadership skills developed on the Backcountry Ski Skills 2 course but will focus on building the skills required to camp and cook in the winter environment.

Private Instruction - Personalized trips or instructional programs are tailored to your personal schedule and objectives. Appropriate for all levels: beginners to expert.

Avalanche Courses - Avalanche Skills Training levels 1 and 2 courses run most weekends throughout the winter months.