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    Ymir Mountain Hike

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    3-4.5h
    Distance
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    6.3 km
    Elevation
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    728 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The trail leading up Ymir Mountain is a 6.3 km out-and-back hiking route at the Whitewater Ski Resort that climbs uphill through some rocky and technical terrain for amazing views from the summit. The trail follows closely alongside Apex Creek before working up to the ridgeline to an eventual ascent of the summit. From here, you can expect 360° views of the surrounding mountain peaks, including the Sherpa, Vili, and Enma peaks.

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    Route Description for Ymir Mountain Hike

    The hike up Ymir Mountain is a fun and challenging route that offers a mix of lightly-forested and rocky terrain on the way to the panoramic viewpoint at the summit. The trail sets out from the Whitewater Ski Resort and climbs uphill alongside the flowing waters of Apex Creek. From here, the trail will turn to the east through the alpine terrain before changing direction to the south on a course for the ridgeline. Hikers will need to gain a few hundred metres of elevation on the steep climb up the ridge, after which they will need to traverse the rocky and technical ridgeline to reach the summit. From the viewpoint, you will have an amazing sightline that looks down on the rocky bowl of Half Dome and the ski resort below to the north, Sherpa Peak to the west, and Enma Peak to the northeast. After taking in the amazing views, carefully make your way back down the rugged ridge to return to the resort.

    Getting to the Ymir Mountain Hike Trailhead

    To get to the trailhead for Ymir Mountain from Nelson, drive southeast on BC-6 for 11.0 km and turn left onto Whitewater Ski Hill Road. In 9.2 km, you will arrive at the resort area, where you will find the trailhead.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      May-September

    • Backcountry Campsites

      No

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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