Skiing the French-Robertson Traverse

Monkey's Tale

The French-Robertson ski traverse in the Canadian Rockies takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery that Alberta has to offer. It is a long day where you ski over two mountain passes and across three glaciers. The reward for this hard work is a long, mellow ski descent.

Kananaskis Country, west of Calgary, Alberta is one of our favourite mountain playgrounds. It includes provincial parks and wilderness recreation areas in the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Much of this mountainous area can only be accessed by foot. The French-Robertson ski traverse in Kananaskis Country takes you far away from the road and into some of the best viewpoints in the area. This post will not be a specific trail guide since there are many available in books and on-line, but rather a pictorial recount of the area over dozens of trips we done over the years.


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