Mt. Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet (300 m). British Columbia. Starting Elevation: 6,300ft Summit Elevation: 9,735ft Cumulative Elevation Gain: 3,475ft Total Distance Covered: 6mi Description: A true Lake Tahoe classic, a descent of Mt. National Topographic Series Maps Sheet 092H/01 (Ashnola) at a scale of 1:50,000 covers the Cathedral Lakes area. Cathedral Lakes are nestled at the foot of Cathedral Peak. Hiking There are three well-defined hiking trails into the park. Cathedral Lakes. This glorious Provincial Park is chock-full of stunning 360-degree vistas, sapphire glacier lakes, rugged mountain peaks, and untamed wildlife & ecology. Cathedral Lakes Lodge Ltd. operates a lodge and cabins on Quiniscoe Lake and provides transportation by four-wheel-drive from Ashnola River to Quiniscoe Lake (for a fee). Traverse north to an obvious slot in the ridge. Permit Demand: Very High. Backcountry skiing routes, photos, videos and recent reports to help you plan your ski trip. Pass through the … Bariloche Ski Season: You can ski Catedral from June to October Ski and Snowboard Park: Yes To reach Lisa Couloir, climb Cathedral Peak via Pine Creek and Cathedral Lake (see other routes in this chapter). Trailhead: Cathedral Lakes. Parking at the trailhead is plentiful but fills up quickly by mid day. Cathedral Provincial Park — Off the Beaten Path. Cathedral isn’t your conventional camping trip, this is both a challenging and rewarding experience! The Cathedral Lake approach boasts the best access for the open portion of Tallac's gentle south slopes, a well-regarded intermediate backcountry ski trip. The vertical rock faces of 13,944-foot Cathedral Peak jut straight out of the western shore of the lake and into the thin air above. Distance: 7 miles (11.2 km) round trip. Tallac. The trail through this area is the famous John Muir Trail, which sees high traffic all season. Details, Details: Cathedral Lakes Loop. Ski or downclimb from the summit about 200 vertical feet down a small section of broken westerly terrain. Any way you cut it, the walk into Cathedral Lakes and Cathedral Peak is going to be a 40-plus-mile roundtrip jaunt, but the pilgrimage into the Pasayten Wilderness and to this peak sitting near the American-Canadian boundary is a prize worth the endeavor. Annual Snowfall: 236 inches (600 cm) at the top elevation at 2100 meters. The drive along Castle Creek Rd towards the abandoned ski town Ashcroft is lined with aspens showing off their golden hues. Off-Piste and Backcountry Access: Excellent Heli-ski: No Avg. I recommend ascending the Northeast Ridge and then descending the south slopes along the Cathedral Lake trail. Ski Lifts: 34 with a mix of six-packs, quads, doubles, t-bars, disk surface lifts, a gondola. Note that bear canisters are required for all overnighters in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. There are several backcountry campsites below the lake, so overnight trips to Cathedral Lake are also an option. Highlights: Lakes, High Country. Each season has something different to offer (I understand that they may now be open for winter backcountry skiing). Cathedral Lakes Lodge is one of Canada’s loftiest full service hiking and fishing wilderness lodge with bungalows and cabins reached via an exciting hour-long 4WD ride to 2,000 m (6,800 ft) in the Southern Okanagan’s Cathedral Provincial Park. www.cathedrallakes.ca Cathedral Lake offers an excellent alternative to escape the crowds that swarm the Maroon Bells area, especially in the peak autumn season. Cathedral Lakes Lodge Canada's highest full service hiking, fishing & backcountry skiing lodge. Stunning 360-degree vistas, sapphire glacier Lakes, rugged mountain peaks, and wildlife. This glorious Provincial Park is chock-full of stunning 360-degree vistas, sapphire glacier Lakes, rugged mountain,! 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