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Snowshoeing at Boom Lake
posted by: 5400carolCarol Hornung )   email this member
Posted Sunday, Jan 16 at 8:40 PM
Sun, Jan 16 at 08:40 PM
Regarding trail Boom Lake near Banff, AB

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Boom-Lake-near-Banff-AB-2905

Boom Lake is described as a wonderful XC ski trail.....but would snowshoers enjoy it also?


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trails page for Park2Re: Snowshoeing at Boom Lake
Park2  email this member
Posted Sunday, Jan 16 at 11:06 PM
Sun, Jan 16 at 11:06 PM
Regarding trail Boom Lake near Banff, AB

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Boom-Lake-near-Banff-AB-2 905

Oh, I'm sure. When we were there, there were SSers there as well. Not too long, probably a good length for SS.

It is skier set XC tracks (so they have to work hard for them), but there is room to walk beside them without messing them up.

Watch some potential avalanche areas (you will cross the very bottom of a couple chutes).

Lotsa things to enjoy up at the lake, I've seen people up there with Crazy Carpets to do some tobogganing there.

Have Fun!
Gord


trails page for nashornRe: Snowshoeing at Boom Lake
nashorn  email this member
Posted Tuesday, Feb 22 at 9:50 PM
Tue, Feb 22 at 09:50 PM
Regarding trail Boom Lake near Banff, AB

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Boom-Lake-near-Banff-AB-2 905

You can definitely snow shoe this trail as well...the only issue is that there are limited "off trail" opportunities to jump into the deeper snow. It seemed like a very long time to get to the lake. I'd recommend a different trail. If you're staying at Storm Mountain lodge there is a great trail that is marked out from the lodge - you can also go to Boom Lake this way and it is a much better trail...better views and better snow.



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