Bald Hills Sign

Cross-country Skiing Bald Hills

Classic recreation area

Locals love to hit the slopes, but this is a self pro­pelled activ­i­ty as nat­u­ral as it can be. Win­ter and sum­mer, this place has easy access to the alpine. The trail is about 6km to Bald hills. Start off from the park­ing lot of Maligne Lake.

Stay below treeline and you are pretty safe from avalanches
Stay below tree­line and you are pret­ty safe from avalanch­es
Beyond these trees, backcountry knowledge is an asset
Beyond the­se trees, back­coun­try knowl­edge is an asset
Old tracks keeps us afloat
Old tracks keeps us afloat

This is one of those instance that cross coun­try skis don’t work here.

Deep Snow
Deep Snow

Oth­er access like the six pass route and the sky­line can be done from here. If you want to stay low, the Moose Loop is a short­er loop, Eve­lyn Creek is more dif­fi­cult. Since this Bald Hills trail is not track set any more, ski tour gear is more appro­pri­ate for ele­va­tion gain and some down hill fun through the woods.

The hitching post
The hitch­ing post
View from near the hitching post
View from near the hitch­ing post

Parks Canada is con­tem­plat­ing in clos­ing this area in the win­ter, so if you want to check it out, bet­ter do it soon. As of 2014, delayed access to this sec­tion of the park will not be avail­able till Feb­ru­ary.

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