Yoho Valley Cross Country Skiing
The 17th most popular XC Ski in British Columbia.
Thursday 28 July 2016 01:58 GMT
East of Golden and northeast of Field, the closed Yoho Valley Road is track set for cross country skiing beyond Monarch Campground to the base of the switchbacks near Takakkaw Falls under Daly Glacier (7 km one-way). The Takakkaw Falls Campground is open in the winter and is a good lunch point. Continuing northwest up the switchbacks, watch out for several avalanche paths on the slopes of Mt. Wapta. After 3.8 km, turn west at Laughing Falls up the Little Yoho River to the ACC Stanley Mitchell Hut near Kiwetinok Pass (5.4 km). The total round trip is 44.4 km.
Overall, Yoho Valley is the 17th most popular cross country ski area of all 56 Nordic ski destinations in British Columbia. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Yoho Valley including Amiskwi Trail, Emerald Lake Loop Trails, Ice River Trail, Lake O'Hara Trail, Ottertail Trail and Wapta Falls.