Ski Tour Little Shovel Pass

Access: Maligne Lake Road

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Sky­line route, Maligne access, Sig­nal, Wabasso

Activ­i­ties: Sights / Hik­ing / Ski­ing


Ski tour Little Shovel Pass

Part of the Sky­line Trail, this pass can be reached on a day tour either hik­ing or ski­ing. Along the way there is a hut oper­ated by a local club. The hut is called Shangri-la. One of the locals favorite ski tour back coun­try cabin. Sea­sonal clo­sures are in effect, so check with Park Canada infor­ma­tion cen­tre prior to head­ing out on this jour­ney.

 

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Snowshoeing Pyramid Lake

Access: From town, Pyra­mid Lake Road

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Along the lake, Pyra­mid Lake Resort

Activ­i­ties: Snow­shoe / Cross-country Ski­ing


Pyramid Lake and ridge, snowshoeing

An exploratory trip to the ridge from Pyra­mid lake was fun and new. I guess ven­ture beyond goes with this post. We found some isother­mal  snow, mean­ing the snow is con­stant tem­per­a­ture through­out the snow­pack and if you step in it when it is soft, you will punch right through. Even snow­shoes will not help float you. Once we cleared the tree areas to the open areas, the snow was packed bet­ter. You will run into dif­fer­ent snow­pack where ever you go, so be pre­pared.

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