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Fake Falls

A creek line run with sections of tree skiing

Freeride Skiing Moderate

1.3 km
0 m
273 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
1.9 km
Fake Falls  Map

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's very remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between June and September. From a low point of 1.6 km to the maximum altitude of 1.9 km, the route covers 1.3 km, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 273 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.3 and Labande grade 3. You'll need skins to complete it safely.


Beginning with open turns near the trig, this line then turns down to moderate tree skiing. Ensure you begin to head towards the dam before 1600M as there are rocks and exposed step faces closer to the snowy river. Snow is often marginal at lower elevations.



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between June and September


  • Bowl
  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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