- Trip preparation page
- British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment official web-page for Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park Kootenay Rockies webpageon Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park with summer routes and activities primarily described.
- Alpine Club of Canada’s webpage on the Kokanee Glacier chalet.
- Snow observations from Selkirks
- Lee’s trip from last year
- 1:250 scale map of Kokanee area
- 1:50 scale map of Kokanee area – east map; west map
- 1:20 scale TRIM data map (best for navigation imo)
- 1:20 scale TRIM data map of North Kokanee area
Off to Kokanee Glacier again. Last year I had gone in on a sprint touring deal with my good buddy Steve and had some corn-fests. This time, a cold-weather system brought 50 + cms of cold smoke to the Kootenays the week before we were to leave to Kokanee Glacier. With this bit of luck ringing in our ears we were off to Nelson to meet with our group. Most of our group was from the Coast with one from Banff, another from Vermont and one from Colorado. We shared some passions – devotion to powder and love of food. We flew into Kokanee Glacier on Saturday late morning after a bit of a weather delay and found stellar snow conditions.
Breakfast at the Best Western on Baker Street is highly recommended
Flying into Kokanee Glacier – Kaslo Lake in sight
Practice at the field of transceivers – beacon basin
After some serious ferkling at the mandatory field of transceivers practise we were out to enjoy some of the powder at Glory Basin. It was snowing 1 cms per hour and increased to 2 to 3 cms/hour as the day wore on. Skiing was spectacular.
Eating at huts is almost as much fun as skiing from huts. Steve and John set the bar high today with salsa, mango chutney, burritos and apple crunch. I ate till we dropped