SURPRISE PASS

Surprise Pass is a very popular ski tour in the Lake Louise area that offers 600m of fall-line skiing. It’s NNW aspect often holds cold and dry snow.
Distance

9.5 km

Elevation

817 m

Time

4-5 hrs

Aspect

NNW

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

From the Lake Louise parking area, walk towards the Chateau and follow the signs for Saddleback Pass/Fairview Mountain. Once near treeline, the terrain will begin to open up. Cut across the base of the south face of Fairview Mountain. You will have to cross some steep, high consequence avalanche paths. You will eventually have a short but steep descent into the moraines. Continue heading west until you see the pass. You will pass a couple of couloirs lookers right, before reaching Surprise Pass. After enjoying the 600m ski down, head towards and across the lake.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Mostly Cloudy
Currently
Mostly Cloudy
Today is forecast to be Much Cooler than yesterday.
Overcast
Today 03/24 20%
High 8° / Low -1°
Overcast
Cloudy. High 8C. Winds SE at 10 to 15 km/h.
Overcast
Tomorrow 03/25 20%
High 8° / Low -3°
Overcast
Cloudy skies. High 8C. Winds SW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Snow
Tuesday 03/26 70%
High 6° / Low -4°
Snow
Snow showers in the morning will give way to a mixture of rain and snow in the afternoon. High 6C. Winds SW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 70%. Snow accumulations less than 2cm.

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