One of the best traverses in Rogers Pass, Youngs Traverse has plenty of amazing views and some great descent options. You’ll want to save this one for a sunny day!
Head towards Asulkan Valley from the parking lot until a junction, shortly past the turn-off for Wheeler Hut. Take the left for the Great Glacier Trail and follow up into Illecillewaet valley. Continue heading south for the glacier. Route finding can be difficult in the moraines. There are many large crevasses on Illecillewaet Glacier. Once you’re on top of the glacier, head south – Youngs Peak is roughly another 5 km away. As you approach Youngs Peak, there will be some very large cornices that must be approached with caution. There are a few descent options from Youngs Peak – you can ski the Forever Young couloir, the seven steps of paradise, or head towards Asulkan hut and ski the tree triangle.