The one and the only Garibaldi Neve traverse March 23-25 on snow shoes
The Garibaldi Neve traverse crosses some spectacular alpine scenery. It is usually done as a ski traverse with 2 or 3 travel days. The 3 day variation can be done as a hut to hut traverse, staying at the Elfin Lakes Shelter and then at the Burton Hut or the Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts. The terrain is relatively easy for skiing but the route finding challenges and remoteness make this an advanced trip.
The traverse begins at the Diamond Head area of Garibaldi Park and ends at the Rubble Creek parking lot (Black Tusk Area). Although the trip can be done in either direction, this article will describe the trip from south to north. This direction is more popular since it represents a net elevation loss, and offers a couple north facing ski descents.