Ski Tour Bald Hills

Bald Hills, Maligne Lake

This day tour is a clas­sic amongst the locals and vis­i­tors alike. The route up to Bald Hills hitch­ing post is around 5km one way.

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Never did check if the out­house is in ser­vice

There are sev­eral loops start­ing from the park­ing lot at Maligne Lake, some folks ven­ture beyond like the Six Pass route and or the Sky­line Trail.

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Get­ting steep and tight
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Get tight near the bot­tom

For us, we just wanted to get some turns in with half a day to spare.

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Just past the hitch­ing post view
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Enjoy­ing a bit of lunch before the decent
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Nice wide open gladed run near the top

Avalanche dan­ger is at a high level these days, so we decide to just stay at tree­line and avoid the loaded slopes.

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My trusty Scotty Bobs
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View look­ing into Maligne Lake

#myjasper #back­coun­tryski #out­door­life

Yumi, Eddie
2016

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Hiking Snaring River Spring Time

Snaring River

Explor­ing areas like this is just what we like about liv­ing in Jasper.  Snar­ing river is beside a camp­ground which is closed until sum­mer rolls around.

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This camp­site is a walk in camp. Park your car and carry your out­door equip­ment to your site and set up. Not to worry, it is not a very long walk to the tent pads.

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Art find­ing an ice shelf to hide in

This exploratory trip is not about camp­ing though, it’s about hik­ing on the river while there is enough ice on the banks to sup­port us up river.

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Open water is com­mon along the stretch of the river.

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Good flow runs under­neath the Ice shelves.

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Some nar­row shelves, but still pass­able.

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End of the line, the river spans from cliff side to cliff side, end of our tour.

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Art, Reg, Heather
2016

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Early float on the Athabasca river

March seems a lit­tle early to play on the river, but this year has been warm and some of the chan­nels are open for a float. We explored from Alpine Vil­lage to Sixth bridge.

Snow­banks on some parts of the river was still quite high. For the most part there was quite a bit of shal­low sec­tions. Just a great day to float with our kayaks. #myjasper #kayak

2016

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Ski Tour Shangri-la

Back country hut Shangri-la

A back coun­try cabin nes­tled in a val­ley along the sky­line trail. A locals favorite hide­away cabin that holds 4 per­sons com­fort­ably, 6 if you want to get cozy. To stay in this place, you must reg­is­ter though the local ski club. The care­taker of Shangri-la does not adver­tise their con­tact infor­ma­tion online.

Due to con­ser­vancy of cer­tain species at risk, the Cari­bous, which is a heated debate among the locals and Park Canada on weather the impact of skiers affect the Cari­bou pop­u­la­tion. The open­ing date to access this area is in late Feb­ru­ary to early March. A ski tour to this place is an adven­ture not to be missed. Once there, the val­ley has many slopes to day tour and play in the snow.
 


Access: Maligne Lake Road

Park­ing: Yes, pull out near Rose­mary rock.

Trail­head: Along the Mail­gne River, or via Maligne Lake

Activ­i­ties: Sights / Hik­ing / Ski­ing

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