Rogers pass backcountry skiing, Youngs Peak traverse

Youngs Peak Traverse

Youngs Peak Traverse is definitely on the menu for our Golden Backcountry Ski Camps.

 Youngs Peak Traverse
Cresting the Illecilliweat Glacier, Rogers Pass , Glacier National Park, BC

The Youngs Peak Traverse is a Rogers Pass classic.

The ~1750m and ~20km ski / splitboard tour connects the Illecilliweat and Asulkan valleys via high alpine terrain.

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Passing the Forever Young Couloir, Rogers Pass

There is a substantial amount of glaciated and complex avalanche terrain on this tour. Make sure you bring the appropriate glacier travel and crevasse rescue gear. Check out the Rogers Pass Avalanche Forecast. The Rogers Pass Winter Permit System is important to read about as well.

Youngs Peak Traverse
The final summit ridge can be boot packed or skinned depending on the conditions. Beware of the cornice on the left.
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Looking south at Mt Fox and Mt Dawson, Rogers Pass

Aside from the the great views from the summit of Youngs Peak, the tour features a 1750m north facing descent. There are a few ways to ski it, so spend some time looking at maps to figure out your line.

Youngs Peak Traverse
The Youngs Peak head wall, Rogers Pass
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Silky turns on the Youngs Glacier, Rogers Pass
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Looking back at the Descent