Golden is a paradise for the serious skier.
Golden, BC is surrounded by vast expanses of ski terrain and virgin snow and is a paradise for the serious skier who is searching for the best mountains in Canada, champagne powder and every conceivable type of terrain and exposure.
The Dogtooth range of the Purcell mountains is easily accessible from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and offers beautiful backcountry bowls and nice ski touring options with great powder and is a backcountry touring gem.
Located to the west of Golden are the Selkirk Mountains, home to the legendary Rogers Pass. Rogers Pass, in Glacier National Park. is one of the ski touring capitals of the world, boasting incredible terrain ranging from high-glaciated ascents to fantastic alpine descents with outstanding tree skiing.
Head east to the Rocky Mountains to experience some long ski runs among some of the highest peaks in the Rockies, all in majestic scenery.
Embark on a ski touring adventure in the famous Glacier National Park to the west or Yoho National Park to the east.
- Make sure you check out conditions, pack avalanche and safety equipment and know how to use them before you go ski touring.
- Check the latest avalanche conditions by visiting the Canadian Avalanche Centre online.
- Hire a guide or book your ski touring adventure with a certified ski touring operatons. For a list of certified guides visit ACMG.
- If you plan to tour in Glacier National Park, be aware that some areas have restricted access in winter and require a Winter Permit. Before you go, be sure to find out whether or not you need a permit and what areas are open or closed.