Recreation

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Ski-touring at Mount Decoeli

 

 

Details for the 2017 Mountain Festival are being confirmed.    We will post updates as soon as they are available.  

The Haines Junction and the Kluane area offer spectacular mountain recreation opportunities, and we encourage all festival participants to take advantage of those during, before or after the festival by exploring this area.

There will be some times set aside in the festival schedule  for mountain recreation, and we encourage you to also come a few days before or stay longer after the festival.  This magical area is worth exploring!

Ideas for winter exploring include cross-country skiing, ski-touring, lake skating, tobogganing,  snow-shoeing, roadside photography, snowmobiling or taking a glacier flight.

Spectacular Glacier Flights over Kluane National Park and Reserve and the icefields can be booked in the winter through Rocking Star Adventures, contact them at:  http://www.rockingstar.ca/en/

More information on self-guided activities in the area will be posted here and made available at the festival.

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Disclaimer:  We encourage everyone who ventures into the winter environment to take appropriate safety precautions (training, gear, trip planning), and hire a guide if you are not confident in your experience and abilities in this environment.  Some helpful links:

Yukon Highways Report:  http://www.511yukon.ca/en/

Parks Canada (Kluane National Park and Reserve) winter activities:  http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/yt/kluane/activ/7.aspx

Yukon Avalanche Association  http://www.yukonavalanche.ca/plan

Claude Vallier, Yukon Backcountry Skiing:  http://yukonbackcountryskiing.com/

James Minifie, Skookum Backcountry Adventures:  http://www.skookumbackcountry.com/

Yukon Hiking (hiking and ski trail information):  http://yukonhiking.ca/