Simple - class 1

Mountain safety

Symbole d'avalanche

Avalanche Terrain Ratings
for backcountry touring in the Mountain National Parks

  Avalanche Terrain Ratings V.3
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Exposure to low angle or primarily forested terrain. Some forest openings may involve the runout zones of infrequent avalanches. Many options to reduce or eliminate exposure. No glacier travel.

Banff National Park

Baker Creek powerline
Bath Creek -7 km from Hwy 1
Bow Riverside loop
Brewster Creek to Sundance Lodge
Bryant Creek
Cascade Fire Road
Cave and Basin trails
Fairview loop
Glacier Lake
Goat Creek
Great Divide Trail
Healy Creek - Sundance to SSV road
Johnston Creek to Inkpots
Lake Louise shoreline trail
Merlin Valley from Skoki
Minnewanka lakeshore
Moraine Lake road trackset
Mosquito Creek to MO5
Natural Bridge from Skoki
Pharoah Creek
Pipestone Trails
Redearth Creek
Skoki via Boulder/Deception Passes
Skoki via Pipestone River
Spray River Trail
Sulphur Mt. backside road
Sulphur Mt. trail under gondola
Sundance Pass
Taylor Lake Trail
Telemark Trail
Tower Lake
Tramline Trail
Twin Lakes from Hwy 1
Upper Lk Louise Nordic Trails

Jasper National Park

Astoria River to Tonquin/WG hut
Athabasca Falls Loop
Athabasca Falls/Meeting of the Waters
Bald Hills Lookout Trail – to hitching rail only
Cabin Lake Fire Road
Edith Cavell road - to hostel
Lorraine and Mona Lakes trail (to Evelyn Creek campground)
Marjorie and Caledonia Lake
Mina Lake Loop
Moab Lake
Moose Lake trail
Palisade Lookout
Patricia Lake loop
Poboktan Creek
Pyramid Bench loop
Shangri-La to Snowbowl only
Stutfield Creek (valley flat only)
Summit Lakes/Jacques Lake
Sunwapta Falls/Athabasca River
Valley of the Five Lakes/Wabasso Lakes
Whistlers campground loop

Kootenay National Park

Chickadee Valley (valley bottom only)
Dog Lake
Dolly Varden
East Kootenay
Hector Gorge
Simpson River (to KNP boundary)
West Kootenay

Yoho National Park

Chancellor Peak Campground
Emerald Lake designated Nordic trails
Field to Emerald Lake Nordic trail
Ice River Fire Road
Kicking Horse trail
Lake O'Hara Circuit (avoid the north shoreline)
Lake O'Hara Road to Elizabeth Parker Hut
Morning Glory Lakes
Ross Lake Circuit
Sherbrooke Lake (to lake only)
Wapta Falls
Yoho Valley Road trackset

Glacier National Park

Beaver River
Rogers Pass Ski Hill (forest cuts behind hotel)
Wheeler Hut approach and vicinity

Mt. Revelstoke National Park

2km & 5km Loop trails
Inspiration Woods
Lindmark trail to Parkway Intersection
Meadows in the Sky Parkway Summit Trail to 8 Mile Crossing

Waterton Lakes National Park

Akamina Pass
Akamina Pass to Forum Lake
Bear's Hump
Cameron Lake trail to lake only
Crandel Lake
Red Rock Canyon

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