Mountain National Parks

Symbole d'avalanche

Avalanche Terrain Ratings
for backcountry touring
in the Mountain National Parks

  
Avalanche Terrain Ratings V.3
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CHALLENGING - CLASS 2


Exposure to well defined avalanche paths, starting zones or terrain traps; options exist to reduce or eliminate exposure with careful routefinding. Glacier travel is straightforward but crevasse hazards may exist.

Banff National Park

Boom Lake
Bow hut to Balfour hut via Nic/Olive col
Bow Summit area
Castlegard Mt.
Cirque Peak
Crowfoot Pass
Diablaret Glacier
Elk Lake Summit
Forty Mile Creek
Fossil Mountain loop
Gibbon Pass
Haiduk Lake via Shadow Lake
Healy Creek – SSV to Healy Pass
Hidden Bowl region
Hilda Ridge
Katherine/Helen Lake circuit
Lake Louise resort backcountry accessed from ski area
Mt. Gordon (YNP)
Mt. Olive
Mt. Rhonda South
Mt. Thompson
Observation subpeaks
Paradise Valley
Parker Ridge
Peyto hut to Bow hut
Saskatchewan glacier
Skoki Mountain loop
Sunshine to Healy Creek
Sunshine Village backcountry accessed from ski area
West Nile

Jasper National Park

Amethyst Lakes/Moat Lake
Athabasca Glacier to first icefall
Bald Hills area
Fraser Glacier
Fryatt Creek
Little Shovel Pass 
Maligne Pass
Marmot Basin backcountry accessed from ski area 
Portal Creek to Tonquin
Shangri-La past Snowbowl
Skyline Trail
The Brazeau Icefield
Whistlers Creek
Wilcox Pass

Kootenay National Park

No Class 2 trips have been rated.

Yoho National Park

Amiskwi Fire Road
Kiwetinok Pass
McArthur Pass
Odaray Plateau
Opabin Plateau
Ottertail Valley Fire Road

Glacier National Park

Avalanche Crest - to treeline
Cheops Glades
Flat Creek valley trail
Grizzly Shoulder
Hermit Meadows
McGill Shoulder
Sifton Col
The Hourglass

Mt. Revelstoke National Park

Balsam Lake to Eva & Miller Lakes
Balsam Lake to Mt Revelstoke Summit
Lindmark Trail above Parkway Intersection
Summit Trail above 8 Mile Crossing
Woolsey Creek Road

Waterton Lakes National Park

Akamina Pass to Wall Lake
Bertha Lake
Forum Ridge
Lakeshore
Summit Knob to Cameron Lake
Summit Lake