Glacier Park Winter Permit System Changes
4 Nov 2010
The snow will soon be falling in Rogers Pass and the Winter Permit System will take effect in the coming weeks. Changes to the Winter Permit System this season include a new designated access route to Smart and Fortitude Winter Restricted Areas and Flat Creek Winter Unrestricted Area; designated parking at Bostock Parking Winter Restricted Area; and no parking at Rockgarden. Trailhead parking that requires a Winter Parking Permit now includes Bostock, Hermit, Loop Creek, NRC Gully, and Stone Arch. The Winter Permit system allows backcountry users to enter Winter Restricted Areas that are part of the highway avalanche program when artillery gunfire is not anticipated. This system protects the public from avalanche control actions in the transportation corridor, but it does not render slopes safe for winter recreationists. If you plan on recreating frequently in Winter Restricted Areas, it is possible to obtain an Annual Winter Permit to enter these areas by attending a Winter Permit Orientation Session. A Winter Permit is not required for accessing Winter Unrestricted Areas, with the exception of Flat Creek Winter Unrestricted Area. Annual Winter Permit Orientation Session schedule: Calgary Cardel Theater, 180 Quarry Park Blvd. SE, November 2nd at 7pm and 8:30pm. Banff Kinnear Centre, Room 305, The Banff Centre, November 3rd, 5pm and 6:30pm. Golden Seniors Centre, 1401, 9,th St South, November 15th and December 15th at 7pm. Revelstoke United Church, 314 McKenzie, November 17th, 18th and December 8th at 7pm. *Please bring to the session the vehicle licence numbers of vehicles you plan to park in lots requiring a Winter Permit., Daily Winter Permits will still be issued in Rogers Pass; however, each individual will have to obtain their own Daily Winter Permit, as permits will no longer be issued solely to group leaders. Please note that the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre is closed for renovations and a temporary information centre is located next door at the Glacier Park Lodge For complete details, open the attachment below or call 250-837-7500, or visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/glacier.