Icefall Traverse Cross Country Skiing

The 56th most popular XC Ski in British Columbia.

North of Golden, the Icefall Traverse is a 10 mile backcountry ski route linking the Lyell Hut, Mons Hut and the Icefall Lodge. Along the Icefall Traverse, there are five summits above 11,000 feet, and a 7,600 foot vertical descent off Ernest Peak. You can expect to encounter plenty of glades, glaciers and couloirs.

Overall, Icefall Traverse is the 56th most popular cross country ski area of all 56 Nordic ski destinations in British Columbia.

Icefall Traverse (BC/CAN)

Icefall Traverse (BC/CAN)

Icefall Traverse Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Golden Tourism (250) 344-7155; BC Visitors (800) 435-5622.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Marys Motel (250) 344-7111

Luxury Loding:  Alpine Meadows Lodge (250) 344-5863; Kapristo Lodge (250) 344-6048; Eagles Eye Suites (866) 754-5435

Breakfast Restaurant:  Turning Point; Norbert & Doris Bakery Cafe

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/12/2016

ID:  23161

Icefall Traverse Cross Country Skiing Map


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