Update: Oct 24th, '22
With a significant snowfall in town this morning, it seems like biking on the Seven Summits is done for another season!
We are still dealing with some snow up high but it's finally giving it up in the summer heat. The trees have been cleared but about 'a half hour of snow walking' remains if you want to do the trail in the next few days. It will disappear quickly in the second half of July. If you are riding the trail and come across snow, you must try your best to walk on the snow instead of bushwhacking through the fragile alpine environment. Your help on this is very appreciated.
A point-to-point ridge line trail, it is best shuttled unless you are truly fit and hungry for punishment. To book a shuttle with Mountain Shuttle (250 362-0080) you can follow this LINK
A 'bucket list' trail for many, the Seven Summits trail is a big effort for most folks. Officially an IMBA Epic, the trail lives up to its status with long demanding climbs and action packed high speed descents through rough Alpine terrain. Typically the season for an end to end on the trail is July, August and September. Occasionally we get lucky and ride it well into October but sometimes the snow comes early so it's a gamble. June is a great month for 'out and backs' to the snow line at the north end, a favourite amongst the locals.
Video of the 7 summits CLICK HERE!
Things you should know about the trail before you go: