Winter time in Waterton means many things, less people and traffic, cozy nights by the fire and quite possibly the the best Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding and Touring Alberta has to offer. Tucked away in Waterton Lakes National Park is a hidden gen of powder covered slopes ready for fresh tracks and big cuts.
The untouched wonder of Watertons backcountry skiing and trailheads are only minutes away from the Waterton townsite. With a growing popularity in backcountry skiing, snowboarding and touring throughout the rockies places such as Banff and Canmore can become a very busy place, but you will not find this to be the case in Waterton Lakes National Park. You will experience miles and miles of open terrain, in-tree skiing and exposed slopes to claim as your own with no one else around.
Backcountry skiing is a unbelievable adventure but it does come with some risks. Skiers who venture off designated trails are advised to inform a friend or family member of their plans before heading out.
Weather in mountain parks can change without warning. Detailed avalanche forecasts and information regarding backcountry ski conditions are available by contacting a warden (403.859.2224) or by telephoning the Canadian Avalanche Association (1.800.667.1105).
For more information about backcountry skiing in Waterton please contact Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort at 1-888-985-6343 or visit us at www.watertonlakeslodge.com
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