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Tour the Ptarmigan Ridge by snowshoe and experience the sights of Lake Louise like never before!
This affordable sightseeing tour is designed to take anyone ages 13 & older to an elevation of over 2414ft/ 736m to explore some of the most breathtaking scenic vantage points in the Canadian Rockies.
Reach that perfect viewpoint! With our easy to use snowshoes and friendly instuctors almost anyone can journey to some of the most thrilling panoramic winter views formerly only available to skiers and riders. It doesn't matter if you’ve never heard of a snowshoe; our instructors will have you up and running, or most likely walking, in no time! This program is designed for beginners and includes a brief introduction to snowshoeing where your instructor will show you how to use this easy and fun equipment.
Note: All snowshoe tours are conducted within the ski resort boundary and only within avalanche controlled terrain.
Tours are approximately 1.5hrs and depart at 10:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm. Registered guests should check in at Ski School 30-45 minutes prior to departure times to collect rental equipment. After getting rentals, guests meet at the Snow School meeting area tower. Once assembled, guests are treated to an exhilarating 13 minute ride on the scenic Grizzly Gondola which provides an ever changing perspective of the Bow Valley and the majestic Victoria Glacier. From there, visitors prepare for a modest & safe snowshoe journey to the top of Eagle Flight followed by a breathtaking walk along the top of Ptarmigan Ridge. Many amazing photo opportunities lie along the way and our instructors will enlighten you on our rich history, landmarks, and also answer any questions you may have. The price includes a single use lift ticket & snowshoe rentals!
Dates & times:
2014/15 dates will be posted this fall.
Tours are 1.5 hours long and run daily (times shown below) once available.
- • Mornings: 10:30am to 12:00pm
- • Mid-Day: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
- • Afternoons: 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Note: Snowshoe tours require a minimum of two people. Guests are required to wear warm winter gear. We suggest a winter jacket, snow pants, gloves, warm socks, and a toque or balaclava. In addition, snow goggles are great for sun glare and windier days. Our Rental Shop can fit you with a winter jacket and pants (optional) or you can purchase top brand winter gear from our Alpine Sports Boutique. A light backpack is also a good idea to carry your camera, water and snacks.
2014/15 Snowshoe Rates
- • A single use Gondola lift ticket.
- • Snowshoes, poles & boots.
- • Professional instruction.
How to Book a Tour
Reservations are Required at least 24 hours in advanced. To make a reservation please drop by our Snow School department located on the lower floor of the Whiskyjack Lodge or by calling 1-403-522-1333!
Note: A minimum 2 people are required for each tour.
Payment is required at the time of booking and reservations are recommended due to limited spaces. Changes to reservations can be made up to 48 hours before the departure time based on availability. Within 48 hours of the snowshoeing time, refunds will not be issued. As Snowshoeing is a winter sport, there will be no refunds for extreme weather conditions.
Note: Rates shown above do not include tax (5%GST). Pricing subject to change without notice. All snowshoe tours are conducted within the ski resort boundary and only within avalanche controlled terrain. A minimum 2 people are required for each tour.