Snow Dome, Alberta/British Columbia

Prominence: 160 m, 525 ft

Elevation: 3460+ meters, 11,352+ feet

True Isolation: 3.12 km, 1.94 mi
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 3460 - 3480 m
    (20-meter closed contour)
SubpeaksSnow Dome-South Slope (2940 m/9646 ft)
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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     Principal Heights of Canada (Rank #39)
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       The 11,00ers of the Canadian Rockies (Corbett)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 17
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 14)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2015-04-19 by Steven Song
     2019-04-21 by Eric Gilbertson
     2022-04-29 by James Trites

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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.

Click on photo for original larger-size version.
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 !.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 160 m/525 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 180 m/590 ft
  Line Parent: Mount Kitchener
  Key Col: 3300 m/10,827 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 3.12 km/1.94 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 52.215483, -117.321268
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Kitchener  (N)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Canadian Rockies
Range4: Central Main Ranges
Range5: Columbia Icefield Area
Range6: Columbia Icefield
Drainage BasinsAthabasca
Beaufort Sea
Arctic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Banff National Park/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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