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Mountain Forecast (Peak Specific Forecasts)

The Weather Network

Evironment Canada

Snow Forecast

MM5 - Static Images & Animations 

Animated Precipitation Map

Animated Frontal Features & Pressure Tendency Map

GFS - Static Images & Animations

Animated Jetstream Map

NAM - Static Images

Presure Tendency - 500mb Isobaric Map

GFA - Static Images

Cloud Levels & Precipitation

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Real Time Weather Data


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Lake Louise (RCR)

Banff (Sulphur Mountain)

Jasper (Marmot Basin)

Rogers Pass


Revelstoke (RMR)



CAC & Public Avalanche Bulletins


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Suggested Gear Lists


These lists are a broad overview of what you might consider taking on a given trip. They are in no way definitive, and are intended to help you remember key items when packing for a trip.


Important Note - These gear lists are not for use on our Courses or Private Guiding Programs. Those gear lists can be found under "Booking Forms & Useful Information" listed at the bottom of each program page we offer.


Rock Climbing

Ice Climbing

Mountaineering / Alpinism

Ski Touring


Relevant Phone Numbers


GET IT HERE - Essential Phone Numbers in a small printable format that will fit in a field book or first-aid kit.


Conditions Reports


Check Out Our BLOG for Recent Conditions on the Routes we've been Guiding.

(MCR) Mountain Conditions Reports - Current Conditions in the Rocky and Columbia Mountains, provided by working ACMG Guides in the field. Provided as a free public service.
Gravsports Ice - A great source for local ice, and alpine conditions (mixed in with the occasional witch-hunt for good measure).


Bow Valley Accomodation




Located in Banff, Alberta - The Buffaloberry Bed and Breakfast was conceived and built in 2004 by local long-time Bow Valley residents, Theresa Gawron and James Bannon. A fantastic place to start or end your trip with us.



The Post Hotel sits at 1500m in the town of Lake Louise, and provides a great base for our skiing and climbing guests year round. Steeped in rockies history, the hotel is now owned by operated by the brothers Schwarz, who in have both played a role in their own right in shaping Lake Louise as a world class destination for skiers. The cuisine, and wine selecitons are worth a stay on their own, and no trip of ours in the area is complete without a course close at the Outpost Pub.  



The Home of the Alpine Club of Canada is in Canmore, Alberta. There is hostel type accomodation at the Clubhouse that is very clean, and much quieter than your average hostel. Communal kitchens for cooking and food preparation are a great place to meet others who have come to the Canadian Rockies in search of mountain adventure, and easy to spend your evening swapping stories with other like minded mountain travelers.



Rental Equipment, Outdoor Retail Shops & Kick Ass Equipment



Alpine Threadworks has been outfitting all of us at Cloud Nine Guides since we opened our doors. They create highly customized textile products that fit perfectly for what we do here at Cloud Nine. We use a full line of their packs in our day to day guiding operations, the wolverine duffle for our international expedition programs, and ski guides rescue tarp for our rescue courses. Purposfully built and tough as hell. Give them a shout to get yourself set up. (or click on the image to the left).



Wilson Mountain Sports in Lake Louise has been a partner since we opened our doors. They have the highest quality (touring ski) rental fleet in the Bow Valley, some of which is for the exclusive use of Cloud Nine and our Guests. Wilson will have DPS Skis as their High Performace Ski Touring Rentals for our programs next winter. Make sure to stop and check out their full lines of technical clothing and equipment.