Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park is a mecca for backcountry skiing and boarding.
Golden is located close to Rogers Pass, famous for its incredible ski touring terrain and annual snowfall in excess of 10 metres, making Golden the perfect destination for the serious skier.
October 2020 Update - The Winter Permit System goes into effect in mid to late November annually. Plan ahead this winter – watch for updates coming soon on the 2020-2021 Winter Permit System and how to get your permit! We encourage all users to obtain Annual Winter Permits this year as, due to COVID-19 health and safety measures, visitor services in Rogers Pass may be limited.
Changes to Winter Permit System areas
For the 2019/2020 season, the Winter Restricted Areas were combined. Learn more about these changes.
A Winter Permit System is in effect to manage winter backcountry access so that it doesn’t conflict with the highway avalanche control program. You are responsible for your own safety in the backcountry. Anyone travelling into the backcountry must have avalanche training and appropriate safety equipment. It is critical that anyone venturing into the backcountry in Rogers Pass be aware of and comply with the area’s Winter Permit System, for your safety and everyone else playing or travelling through the pass.
What is the Winter Permit System?
Learn it. Get your permit.
View the interactive online map and get real-time access to daily updates on what areas are open or closed, avalanche forecasts, live webcams, and it can even show your location on GPS-enabled devices. Winter Permit System
Entering prohibited areas, or restricted areas that are closed, is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act and places staff, emergency responders, the travelling public and the user themselves at risk. Offenders may be subject to fines and/or be prosecuted.