Mt Chester COL

Mt Chester Col is located between Mt Chester and a sub-peak just west of it. It’s not a very popular route, but the access is quite easy. It’s not very wide and the terrain has some roles. Best left for a good visibility day as a quick ski tour.

Notables: kananaskis, alpine, moderate, quick, exposed

ski distance
Distance

5.3km

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Elevation

760m

ski time
Time

3-4hrs

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Aspect

NNW

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Difficulty

5/10

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Park at the Chester Lake trailhead, on the other side of the road from the Burstall Day Use Area. Follow the cross country ski path towards Chester Lake. The route is fairly wide and well travelled, making it a quick tour up. Shortly before reaching Chester Lake, take a right once the col is in view and head across the open area. A small creek crossing may be necessary. Both sides of the col may slide/slough, so take caution – there isn’t anywhere safe to avoid this exposure.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Overcast
Currently
Overcast
Today is forecast to be Much Cooler than yesterday.
Overcast
Today 03/24 20%
High 7° / Low -2°
Overcast
Cloudy. High 6C. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 03/25 10%
High 9° / Low -1°
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 9C. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Snow
Tuesday 03/26 30%
High 7° / Low -2°
Snow
Rain and snow showers in the morning. Overcast in the afternoon. High 6C. Winds SW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 30%.

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