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The Wapta Traverse Backcountry Ski

Skiing the Wapta Traverse in Alberta

One of the premiere hut-to-hut ski trips in North America is the Wapta Traverse. It rivals the classics - like the Haute Route that you'll find in the Alps. And it's very accessible. Over the 45 kilometre length of the Wapta Traverse you are treated to big in your face mountain and glacier vistas and incredible morning and evening light shows. To top it all off you get epic, spine-tingling descents along with some incredible…

One Of The Guest Cabins At Skoki Lodge

10 Backcountry Lodges in BC and Alberta

If you want to make the most of a long, snowy winter one of the best things you can do is visit backcountry lodges in BC and Alberta. I'd also suggest these lodges in summer as world-class hiking destinations. Nothing beats walking out the front door to start a hike.  Embrace the seasons it is what I say. And what better way to embrace whatever Mother Nature throws at you than to visit one of…

This Is What It Looks Like Skiing Down From Deception Pass

Skiing to Skoki Lodge via Deception Pass

Backcountry skiing to Skoki Lodge via Boulder and Deception Passes can be challenging but only under whiteout conditions. Otherwise it's straightforward unless you have a lot of powder or crusty conditions on the descent from Deception Pass.  I have already written about what awaits you when you finally get to Skoki Lodge - but first you're going to have to get there. In the winter that means you need to backcountry ski or snowshoe eleven…

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