My good friend Jason Stowers made the trip north to do some ski touring in the Canadian
Rockies and to have a nice visit. Here are some photos and video from his trip.
Skiing at Burstall Pass
The first ski day we took was at Burstall Pass. As much as we were excited about touring, the weather
wasn't that cooperative and rained on us all day. Here's Jason showing off his rental green skins.
Here's Jason skiing up the trail towards Burstall Pass.
Since we had a late start and spent some time in the avalanche beacon park, lunch was pretty early
near the lake. Jason enjoyed his peanut butter sandwich since it's not something he gets at home.
The tough thing about rental skis is that you're never quite sure how to balance them - until you're in the snow!
Rather than go all the way up to the pass only to find out the snow was going to be saturated, we took a
short tour up towards Commonwealth Peak. Here's Jason in the wet rain looking down towards the lake.
Skiing Crowfoot Glades
Since the rain made it all the way up to 1900m, we decided to ski a little higher in elevation and start
on the Icefields Parkway. Here's the trailhead near the Crowfoot Glacier Lookout. You can see the depth
of snow behind Jason.
Here's Jason skiing across the bottom of Bow Lake across to Crowfoot Glades.
The east face of Crowfoot Mountain was sluffing a fair amount of snow while we were skiing.
Stowers and I had lunch at the top of the glades. We both enjoyed the new Clif Bar Builder's bar although
J thought that it was a little 'sandy'.
We had a couple of laps in the glades and REALLY enjoyed the snow! Here's Jason towards the bottom of the