Golden, BC is surrounded by vast expanses of ski terrain and fresh snow and is a paradise for the serious skier who is searching for the best mountains in Canada, champagne powder and every conceivable type of terrain and exposure.
The Dogtooth Range of the Purcell mountains is easily accessible from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and offers beautiful backcountry bowls and nice ski touring options with great powder and is a backcountry touring gem. To the west of Golden, Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park is one of the ski touring capitals of the world, boasting incredible terrain ranging from high-glaciated ascents to fantastic alpine descents with outstanding tree skiing. Winter Permits are mandatory. Head east to the Rocky Mountains to experience some long ski runs among some of the highest peaks in the Rockies, all in majestic scenery.
What is the Winter Permit System at Rogers Pass?
Learn it. Get your Permit
All of the mountain slopes that face the Trans-Canada Highway and railway corridor are part of the Winter Permit System. Much of this popular ski touring terrain may be closed daily for explosive avalanche control. You need to know where you can ski and ride to be safe from artillery fire. Learn more about the Winter Permit System.