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Conditions in June
posted by: perryly17Laura Perry )   email this member
Posted Friday, Jan 3 at 1:53 PM
Fri, Jan 3 at 01:53 PM
Regarding trail Skyline Trail near Jasper, AB

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Skyline-Trail-near-Jasper-AB-1515

I'm planning on running Skyline in mid-June, can anyone tell me what conditions they've seen.

Do not worry, I'm an experience mountain runner, and can handle even the worst of conditions


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trails page for shasselmannRe: Conditions in June
shasselmann  email this member
Posted Friday, Jan 3 at 2:43 PM
Fri, Jan 3 at 02:43 PM
Regarding trail Skyline Trail near Jasper, AB

The snow bowl can be clogged with snow until late July and I‘ve known 2 parties that turned back due to snow in August. My advice would be that June is too early.


trails page for perryly17Re: Conditions in June
perryly17 ( Laura Perry )  email this member
Posted Friday, Jan 3 at 5:51 PM
Fri, Jan 3 at 05:51 PM
Regarding trail Skyline Trail near Jasper, AB

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Skyline-Trail-near-J asper-AB-1515

Ok, well I'll give it a try and if the snow gets to be too much I'll turn back. I'll bring my snowshoes.


trails page for lstockingRe: Conditions in June
lstocking  email this member
Posted Friday, Jan 3 at 7:55 PM
Fri, Jan 3 at 07:55 PM
Regarding trail Skyline Trail near Jasper, AB

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Skyline-Trail-near-J asper-AB-1515

I'm a experienced mountain runner as well and I think June might be too early dependent on pre season conditions and weather. That being said as I see you replied you could start out and turn around. Running north to south would give you more elevation gain but both ways are beauty. Consider the berg lake trail it's 46 km round trip I do believe and should be fine at the time.
I ran near maligne lake 10 km round trip to Jacques lake early May last year and post holed a few times but it still only took 1:15 for that run! Snow and mud it was fun!!!
Skyline takes about 8 hours in good conditions for an average runner.
Enjoy it's a beauty run but if it's a training run you could also hit up grande cache on the death race course but they do run their training camps in June so it could be busy.



trails page for mike wesbrookRe: Conditions in June
mike wesbrook  email this member
Posted Tuesday, Jan 7 at 6:44 PM
Tue, Jan 7 at 06:44 PM
Regarding trail Skyline Trail near Jasper, AB

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Skyline-Trail-near-J asper-AB-1515

I have been involved in managing the Skyline Trail area for over 18 years. The passes are all snow bound in June, large portions of the trail are very wet and muddy. The largest obstacle is the “Notch”, which is a short, steep, climb to a pass with a 200m change in elevation. It is south facing, with deep snow and usually a good cornice in June. Most people bring an ice axe when attempting the route in late winter or early spring. I think your best bet for June is the Berg Lake trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park, 30 minutes west of Jasper.


trails page for mike wesbrookRe: Conditions in June
mike wesbrook  email this member
Posted Tuesday, Jan 7 at 6:47 PM
Tue, Jan 7 at 06:47 PM
Regarding trail Skyline Trail near Jasper, AB

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Skyline-Trail-near-J asper-AB-1515

I have been involved in managing the Skyline Trail area for over 18 years. The passes are all snow bound in June, large portions of the trail are very wet and muddy. The largest obstacle is the “Notch”, which is a short, steep, climb to a pass with a 200m change in elevation. It is south facing, with deep snow and usually a good cornice in June. Most people bring an ice axe when attempting the route in late winter or early spring. I think your best bet for June is the Berg Lake trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park, 30 minutes west of Jasper.



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