Bow-Yoho traverse - Friday, Apr 12, 2024

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Wapta Icefield 
Event Starts:   Friday, Apr 12, 2024 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ tbd)  
Event Ends:   Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024 08:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Apr 03, 2024 08:30 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Brendan Clark

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Minimum Group Size: 4
Number Registered So Far:   2 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


We will staying doing the classic Bow-Yoho traverse, over a five-day period:
April 12: drive in and ski to Bow Hut

April 13: Louise and Richard Guy Hut
April 14-15: Stanley Micthell Hut

April 16: Ski-out to cars
With 2 nights at Stanley Mitchell, we will have an opportunity to do a day trip up a summit (e.g., President + Vice President) on April 15.

Participant MUST have AST 1 and crevasse rescue training.

Required Items to Bring:

Glacier travel kit; hut kit; backcountry ski kit; avalanche rescue kit; food; clothing. Detailed gear lists will be shared with participants closer to the trip dates.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   07:00 AM
Carpool Location:   tbd
Carpool Directions:  

carpool details will be organized closer to the trip, and will require staging at least one vehicle in Yoho NP.


Each participant will need to pay $200 (4 nights @ $50 each) before they are moved tot he attending list. See above re: cancellations.

Minimum AST1 or equivalent level experience is required. Crevasse rescue knowledge is mandatory. If you intend to bring a splitboard, let us know. As we may not know you well (or at all), please send the following info to and

  • Describe your avalanche training, crevasse rescue and glacier travel experience
  • Describe your back country ski experience
  • Describe your ski comfort level (e.g. OK on Blue runs, struggle on Black Diamonds, I do the Delirium Dive blindfolded, I'm new to this)

You will not be moved to the participant list without submitting this info!

Payment Options:
  • Coordinator $200.00 CAD
  • Member $200.00 CAD
Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the ACC Waiver at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for the signature fields before arriving at the event.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

Participants must be aware of ACC Hut policies, in particular cancellation policies. More details can be found here:,the%20use%20of%20facility%20credits.

*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

Trip Feedback
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