Guidebooks

The following is a list of guidebooks which cover backcountry skiing, or have information that could be used for backcountry skiing, for the areas in and around Banff National Park.

There are a number of ski/gear shops which sell guidebooks in the Bow Valley, if you are looking to buy copies before coming check the Supplies page for those with online ordering.

Not all are currently in print but I have included them for historical reference. In order of publishing date, newest to oldest.



In Print

The Icefields Parkway : Lake Louise to Bow Summit
By Marcus Baranow
Get To The Mountains Publishing
First Edition Oct 2 2018
Second Printing Dec 17 2018
8.5″ x 5.5″, 256 Pages
Full Color

Covers day trips along the 93N between Lake Louise and Bow Summit


Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies
By Chic Scott & Darren Farley
Rocky Mountain Books
Fifth Edition Jan 25 2016
5″ x 7″, 376 Pages
Full Color

Covers routes for Nordic style skiing (from cross-country to touring) in the Canadian Rockies.


The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies
By Bill Corbett
Rocky Mountain Books
Second Edition Sept 1 2016
7.5″ x 10″, 304 Pages
Full Color

Covers ski descents of the Canadian Rockies 11,000ers


Summits & Icefields Map, Wapta Icefields & Bow Summit
By Mark Klassen, TJ Neault & Chic Scott
2013
24″ x 32″

Covers routes for the Wapta, Waputik and classic 93N day trips.

Map extends from Mt. Patterson in the north to Cathedral Mountain in the south. Collie Creek in the west to Mt. Hector in the east.


Summits & Icefields 1, Alpine Ski Tours in the Canadian Rockies
By Chic Scott & Mark Klassen
Rocky Mountain Books
Third Edition, Dec 5 2011
5″ x 7″, 344 Pages
Full Color

Covers a wide range of areas within the Canadian Rockies from Robson to Fernie with the bulk being within Banff National Park.



Out of Print

´╗┐Citadel to Egypt Lake, Banff Backcountry Skiing
By Marcus Baranow
Second Edition Jan 2017
Out of print
82 pages

Updated edition of Banff Area Backcountry. Covers the backcountry areas along The Great Divide from Citadel Pass to Egypt Lake.


Banff Area Backcountry
By Marcus Baranow
First Edition Feb 8 2013
Out of print
50 Pages

Covers the backcountry areas around Sunshine Village and near the town of Banff


The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies
By Bill Corbett
Rocky Mountain Books
First Edition, Revised 2009
7.5″ x 10″, 224 Pages
Full Color

Covers ski descents of the Canadian Rockies 11,000ers