Toe of the Des Poilus Glacier
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This is the Classic Wapta traverse Euro-style with portered food and luxury details -- but no crowds. An excellent hut system, perfect terrain for traverses, and easy access to excellent ski mountaineering objectives. In early May the snowpack is settled and the travelling is easy, with great corn skiing runs and great snowpack stability ...
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Svalbard Ski & Sail on the s/v Rembrandt van Rijn
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The most exotic guided ski touring trip possible: backcountry ski touring and sailing along the west coast of Spitsbergen in the Greenland sea, a thousand kilometers north of Norway, in the Svalbard archipelago of over 60 (mostly unpopulated) islands. It is a wild and remote place, and at a latitude of greater than 78º, high in the Arctic, it is level with Canada's Ellesmere Island, or the northernmost end of Greenland. Yet it easy to access -- with three-times daily flights from Oslo -- and offers the supreme comfort of a luxury sailing yacht ...
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Teslin's Run
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Burnie Glacier Chalet is located near Smithers in northern British Columbia. It has spectacular, rugged alpine terrain with beautiful ski runs that range in nature from gentle glacier runs that can be done in most conditions to steep tree runs for high hazard days, to incredible ski mountaineering trips high into the alpine ...
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Ski Touring Teslin's at Burnie Glacier Chalet
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Burnie Glacier Chalet is located near Smithers in northern British Columbia. It has spectacular, rugged alpine terrain with beautiful ski runs that range in nature from gentle glacier runs that can be done in most conditions to steep tree runs for high hazard days, to incredible ski mountaineering trips high into the alpine ...
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Sunrise Lodge Feb 9-16, 2019
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Sunrise Lodge is located at the headwaters of Wisted creek and offers stunning views of Rockies to the west and Purcells to the south. Sunrise is the southern gateway to the amazing Esplanade range, including Meadow, Vista and Sentry Lodges. Consensus among those who’ve spent time at all four Esplanade Range Huts though is that Sunrise is the best: best terrain, best for storm skiing, and best snowpack of the bunch! ...
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Dragonfly on the Wapta
I know what you're thinking -- Tom, it's summer... the Wapta traverse? Well it was a lot more pleasant than my experience 6 months ago leaving Bow Hut in the dark at 8:00 am with -35°C temps and clouds and wind. And the snow was pretty good too -- from Sunday to Tuesday it was great spring ski touring conditions ...
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Svalbard Ski and Sail 2019
Svalbard, or Spitzbergen as it is also known, is made for skiing. Countless ski peaks rise 500 to 800 m or more directly out of the ocean, blanketed in snow and rugged glaciers as far as the eye can see ...
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Svalbard Ski and Sail

Svalbard Ski and Sail

Ski and Sail Spitzbergen – 22 May – 1 June, 2018 – $7330/person – FULL. This is a truly exploratory ski touring expedition in the rugged mountains of Spitsbergen, the only (barely) populated Island in the Svalbard Island group of about 60 islands in the Arctic Ocean north of Norway at a Latitude of 79º. Few spots in this world are as remote and wild as Spitsbergen, not to mention all the wildlife and glaciated peaks that offer world class skiing. Guides: Jörg Wilz, Tom Wolfe

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Sorcerer Lodge 2018
Just back from a sensational week up at Sorcerer Lodge. Epic spring powder ski mountaineering for the first four days, then three days of backing off in the face of the big meltdown -- but still excellent steep skiing with extra early starts and back to the lodge for beers by 1 pm, then noon, then 11 am! ...
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Bow Yoho Traverse #3, amazing winter skiing in late April!

Today I completed a week-long guided Bow-Yoho traverse from Bow Lake to Field, my 3rd and final Bow Yoho of the season!

Throughout the week the area saw up to 50 cm of storm snow. Early in the week (Wednesday) there was a strong wind event and a natural avalanche cycle up to size 3. By Thursday things had calmed down quite a bit, with only a few avalanches to size 2.5 observed out of steep/extreme sun exposed gully features in the alpine. Skiing out the Tak Falls road today we saw widespread avalanche activity especially at treeline and below treeline.

On Thursday we skied up to 2950 m on Mt. Des Poilus, SE aspect, as well as to the summit of the neighboring 3050 m sub-peak just to the north (the one that Mark Klassen’s original map accidentally labels as Des Poilus) and found excellent skiing. By the afternoon, all aspects well into the alpine except for sheltered north were moist from sun exposure. Yesterday we skied over Isolated Col, sneaking in a hot lap on the north aspect, which was excellent skiing. The south aspect down to Stanley Mitchell was some of the most challenging breakable crust (2 ...
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