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Wawa Ridgeline Ascent

Sunshine Village

An ascent route of the Wawa Ridgeline located on the west side of Sunshine Village Ski Resort.

Ski Touring Easy

1.8 km
140 m
10 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.5 km
Wawa Ridgeline Ascent Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be easy. It's remote, it features low exposure (e1) and is typically done between November and March. From a low point of 2.3 km to the maximum altitude of 2.5 km, the route covers 1.8 km, 140 vertical metres of ascent and 10 vertical metres of descent. You'll need skins to complete it safely.


This route has great views of the Sunshine Village Simpson Pass to the West, views of the Sunshine Village Ski Resort to the East and the Healey Creek to the North.



Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between November and March


  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Skins

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