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A lone skier travels through the backcountry near Skoki Lodge, Banff National Park, AB

Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

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The backcountry ski and snowboarding in Banff National Park is near endless. There are many options for single day and multi day tours covering all sorts of terrain, from glacier bowls to steep alpine lines. There is easily accessible slackcountry and backcountry skiing and snowboarding from the ski resorts. The Icefields Parkway is also a popular location, offering up some great “highway lines” that you can check out while driving by. 

For a multi-day mountain retreat, stay at one of Banff National Park’s backcountry lodges.

Banff National Park is serious mountain terrain. You must ensure that you are well prepared and appropriately experienced in alpine and avalanche terrain. See the Parks Canada website for more information about winter backcountry safety and the latest avalanche forecast. 

Plan Your Stay

Browse and book accommodation and lodging packages with our trip planning tool. To learn about the different types of accommodation available in Banff and Lake Louise, visit our Places to Stay page or Contact Us to speak to a local expert.