Mountain Links & Conditions

Given that I am frequently in the mountains on weekends, I decided to compile a list of all the resources I use regularly to monitor conditions in the Canadian Rockies.  Some of the sites are winter specific, others I use year round.

Mountain/Avalanche conditions

  • Avalanche Canada provides daily bulletins on avalanche conditions in certain mountain ranges of BC & Alberta
  • Mountain Conditions Report (MCR) – These reports are submitted by ACMG guides (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) and give updates on mountain conditions or specific routes/climbs. Sometimes it’s bit annoying to click through all the reports so here’s the MCR reports on blogspot

Trail/Climbing conditions

  • Gravsports-ice.com – If you want to go ice climbing or just want to waste some time at work reading about ice climbing then this site is for you! Climbs are grouped by region and users can submit trip reports, accident reports, approaches or other info on various climbs.   If you’re interested in climbing in the Ghost you can check out the recent “road” conditions into it.
  • Banff trail reports – conditions for various trails in Banff National Park from Parks Canada

Road conditions

 List of Trails

 Helpful Guidebooks

  • Popular Day Hikes: Kananaskis Country (Gillean Daffern)
  • Popular Day Hikes 2: Canadian Rockies (Tony Daffern)
  • Canmore & Kananaskis Country: Short Walks for Inquiring Minds (Gillean Daffern) –> Great for hikes with babies or kids
  • Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Editions 1-4 (Gillean Daffern)
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies (Andrew Nugara) –> Great for hikes with babies or kids
  • Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies: 6th Edition (John Marting, Jon Jones)
  • Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies (Alan Kane)

Other

  • Parks Mountain Safety – Parks Canada’s site containing any mountain info you might need for the national parks.  For any of their info I use frequently I’ve included it as a separate link above.  One in particular that makes for fun reading is the Parks Canada accident reports page.

If you have any other resources I may have missed feel free to let me know!

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  1. One more link for you. parksmountainsafety.ca is the one stop shop for all mountain info. Central links to avy bulletins, twitter, accident reports, program history, facebook soon to come, etc. FYI. Thanks for the @mention BTW, appreciated:)

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