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The Best Backcountry Ski Trails in Canada

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Photo of Mount Steele SE ridge attempt Photo of Avalanche Ridge Wheeler Hut Rogers Pass Photo of The Fingers, Mount McPherson, Revelstoke
  • Mount Steele SE ridge attempt

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Quill Creek, Yukon (Canada)
    Distance
    38.49mi
    Elevation +
    8366f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo of Mount Steele SE ridge attempt Photo of Mount Steele SE ridge attempt Photo of Mount Steele SE ridge attempt

    May 2019. Team of 6. We flew in to the upper landing site with Icefield Discovery. Did Mount Jedken as an acclimatisation peak. (We had planned to do Walsh but rejected it as too icy and crevassed.) We carried up a cache...

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  • Avalanche Ridge Wheeler Hut Rogers Pass

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Glacier, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    7.51mi
    Elevation +
    3776f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Avalanche Ridge Wheeler Hut Rogers Pass Photo of Avalanche Ridge Wheeler Hut Rogers Pass Photo of Avalanche Ridge Wheeler Hut Rogers Pass

    Starting from the Asulkan Valley parking, we skin up the forest until the clear area, below Eagle Peak. We reach the left ridge to find the slope in an amazing landscape. First of all we did and small descent between the...

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  • The Fingers, Mount McPherson, Revelstoke

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Revelstoke, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.67mi
    Elevation +
    3491f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of The Fingers, Mount McPherson, Revelstoke Photo of The Fingers, Mount McPherson, Revelstoke Photo of The Fingers, Mount McPherson, Revelstoke

    Starting from Mount McPherson nordic ski resort, we cross the forest to find againd the nordic ski trails. Turn to the right and continue about 100 meters until find the left trail which goes directly to the Fingers. We ...

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  • Kees and Claire Ski Touring

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Whistler Creek, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.91mi
    Elevation +
    1673f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Kees and Claire Ski Touring Photo of Kees and Claire Ski Touring Photo of Kees and Claire Ski Touring

    Skied a couple runs not far from the hut. Started up the ridge North if the hut and skied the ridge down to Adit Lakes. Skied up the bowl to Russet Ridge and down a great run going NW. Returned to hut for lunch.

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  • Rohr Ridge

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Gates, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    7.49mi
    Elevation +
    3392f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Rohr Ridge Photo of Rohr Ridge Photo of Rohr Ridge

    Parking: km 17 on the Duffey Lake Rd, right in front of the sand shed. We took the skin track that goes pretty straight up, tight trees in few spots, but great views once you reach the alpine. Snow was hard pack from t...

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  • Hilda Ridge

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    3.58mi
    Elevation +
    3730f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of Hilda Ridge Photo of Hilda Ridge

    The start is in the parking area. Easy climbing through a pine forest and then, we chose the pipe to go down. Beautiful day and good snow quality. 1 h 45' activity. DIFICULTY RATE: - ALPINE ESCALE: PD/AD. SKI S2/S3 - ...

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  • Wawa Trail

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Sawback, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    7.01mi
    Elevation +
    2224f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo of Wawa Trail Photo of Wawa Trail Photo of Wawa Trail

    This trail starts in the Parking Area of Sunshine Village Ski Resort. After 4 km following the river, you turn right to face Wawa Peak. Depending on the snow and weather conditions you can choose the route. We went to th...

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  • Ashmen

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Kitseguecla, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    2.66mi
    Elevation +
    1234f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo of Ashmen Photo of Ashmen Photo of Ashmen

    You have to snowmobile in to 38 km on McDonald lake road then turn right on cable road for 4 km to the warming trailer and trail head. It’s a good grunt getting up the trail but opens up above tree line to endless hills.

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  • La Reserve - Lac Lemieux

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Lussier, Québec (Canada)
    Distance
    11.84mi
    Elevation +
    1309f
    TrailRank
    16

    From La Reserve ski hill, number 6 trail, interval trail, kaiikop....to refuge Paul Perrault (at 12 km). Returning through La Grand R via the sentier 1 (Lac Lemieux)

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  • Marmot mountain

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Wynd, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    6.47mi
    Elevation +
    3688f
    TrailRank
    15

    This trail starts in the Parking Area 4 Marmmot Basin Ski Resort. After 5 km following the river, you turn left to face Marmot mountain. Depending on the snow and weather conditions you can choose the route. DIFICULT...

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  • Lac Newman hut

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Domaine-Bastien, Québec (Canada)
    Distance
    2.69mi
    Elevation +
    886f
    TrailRank
    12

    This trial is maintained by plein air st-adolphe. Its is marked as intermediate on the map, but has some challenging climbs and decent. We did it in a clockwise direction and worked well. Details for maps and payment are...

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  • Kingsford Lake. Failed ski

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Desert Lake, Ontàrio (Canada)
    Distance
    1.50mi
    Elevation +
    43f
    TrailRank
    9

    Hit slush on our way to the trail Which took the glide out of skis. Turned back and watched some dog walkers trash the track we made in six inches of fresh snow. Time for a beer.

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  • Mont Lyall I - Parc National de la Gaspésie

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Cap-Seize, Québec (Canada)
    Distance
    7.87mi
    Elevation +
    2651f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo of Mont Lyall I - Parc National de la Gaspésie Photo of Mont Lyall I - Parc National de la Gaspésie Photo of Mont Lyall I - Parc National de la Gaspésie

    En el Quebec marítimo se encuentra el Parc National de la Gaspésie, en concreto las Chic-Chocs Mountains. Unas montañas que no levantan más de 1100 m pero que ofrece descensos de entre 350 y 500 m de desnivel con unos es...

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  • Mont Lyall - Parc National de la Gaspésie

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Cap-Seize, Québec (Canada)
    Distance
    8.13mi
    Elevation +
    3035f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Mont Lyall - Parc National de la Gaspésie Photo of Mont Lyall - Parc National de la Gaspésie Photo of Mont Lyall - Parc National de la Gaspésie

    En el Quebec marítimo se encuentra el Parc National de la Gaspésie, en concreto las Chic-Chocs Mountains. Unas montañas que no levantan más de 1100 m pero que ofrece descensos de entre 350 y 500 m de desnivel con unos es...

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  • Mont Hog's Back - Parc National de la Gaspésie

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Cap-Seize, Québec (Canada)
    Distance
    5.51mi
    Elevation +
    2106f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Mont Hog's Back - Parc National de la Gaspésie Photo of Mont Hog's Back - Parc National de la Gaspésie Photo of Mont Hog's Back - Parc National de la Gaspésie

    En el Quebec marítimo se encuentra el Parc National de la Gaspésie, en concreto las Chic-Chocs Mountains. Unas montañas que no levantan más de 1100 m pero que ofrece descensos de entre 350 y 500 m de desnivel con unos es...

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  • Lake Louise

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Lake Louise, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    7.27mi
    Elevation +
    2871f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Lake Louise Photo of Lake Louise Photo of Lake Louise

    Départ depuis le stationnement du lac Louise, dernier stationnement en haut a gauche, montée environ de 3Km dans les sapins, puis on redescend un peu pour remonter dans un goulet à forte pente (nous avons porté les skis)...

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  • Pic Dubuc par rue de Verbier 2016-03-05

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Saint-David-de-Falardeau, Québec (Canada)
    Distance
    12.85mi
    Elevation +
    1775f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Pic Dubuc par rue de Verbier 2016-03-05 Photo of Pic Dubuc par rue de Verbier 2016-03-05 Photo of Pic Dubuc par rue de Verbier 2016-03-05

    Le départ se fait depuis la prise d'eau du Village de la station de ski Le Valinouët. Il est nécessaire d'avoir la carte réseau de la SEPAQ pour l'accès au Parc des Monts Valin.

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  • ACTIVE LOG 022 Mont Jimmy Russel

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Les Méchins, Quebec (Canada)
    Distance
    7.41mi
    Elevation +
    1788f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of ACTIVE LOG 022 Mont Jimmy Russel Photo of ACTIVE LOG 022 Mont Jimmy Russel Photo of ACTIVE LOG 022 Mont Jimmy Russel

    Ski nordique au Mont Jimmy Russel...le chemin était ouvert jusqu au lac Bonjour le premier mars 2012...exceptionel Une randonnée de 12 kilometres sans nuage...modéré a difficile selon la forme du participant

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  • BLT par la Sapin-Bouleau

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Saint-David-de-Falardeau, Québec (Canada)
    Distance
    5.31mi
    Elevation +
    896f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of BLT par la Sapin-Bouleau Photo of BLT par la Sapin-Bouleau Photo of BLT par la Sapin-Bouleau

    La BLT est une très belle piste de raquette. En ski dans le sens horaire, cela permet d’éviter les descentes plus périlleuses. Si vous craignez de descendre la Sapin-Bouleau, tourner à gauche dans le chemin forestier ren...

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  • OKA Calvaire Ski01

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Oka, Quebec (Canada)
    Distance
    4.97mi
    Elevation +
    673f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of OKA Calvaire Ski01 Photo of OKA Calvaire Ski01 Photo of OKA Calvaire Ski01

    Ski Nordique au Calvaire d'OKA. Randonnée dans le sens antihoraire. Monté abrupte mais descente en douceur.

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