Snow Dome, Alberta/British Columbia

Prominence: 280 m, 919 ft

Elevation: 3500+ meters, 11,483+ feet

Approx. Isolation: 8.31 km, 5.17 mi
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 3500 - 3520 m
    (20-meter closed contour)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)52° 11' 16'' N, 117° 18' 59'' W
52.187646, -117.316439 (Dec Deg)
478367 E 5781956 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
British Columbia
County/Second Level RegionDiv. 15 - Banff

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The Snow Dome is the well-named hump near the center of the vast Columbia Icefield, the largest glaciated expanse in the Rocky Mountians. Ranking about #12 in height in the Canadian Rockies, it is a popular and relatively easy summit for the ski-mountaineers that flock to the Icefield in spring.

However, perhaps the Snow Dome's greatest claim to fame its status as the only point on the surface of the earth (outside of Antarctica) where water flows into three oceans. Actually, this magic spot is very indeterminate and probably shifts from year to year with the flows of the Columbia Icefield, and appears to be located a ways south of the Snow Dome's summit.

See the peak page for the Snow Dome-South Slope for more information about the actual triple divide point.

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Lupe near summit of Wilcox Pass, Alberta, Canada. Snow Dome (left center 11,483 ft.) and Mt. Kitchener (right 11,417 ft.) visible in the background (2013-07-31). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 280 m/919 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 320 m/1049 ft
  Line Parent: North Twin
  Key Col: 3220 m/10,564 ft
Isolation8.31 km/5.17 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    South Twin  (WNW)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Canadian Rockies
Range4: Central Main Ranges
Range5: Columbia Icefield Area
Range6: Columbia Icefield
Drainage BasinsMackenzie
Beaufort Sea
Arctic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Jasper National Park
Topo MapColumbia Icefield 83 C/3 1:50,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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