Bushrat Shoulder

Blackcomb

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

A slightly narrower and more exposed line that can be taken from the entrance of Bushrat

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
395 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
215 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
47˚
Bushrat Shoulder Map

From the entrance of Bushrat, drop over the skiers right of the shoulder and into the narrower chute which follows under the main Bushrat line. This line also takes an obvious diagonal left route that is often less skied than Bushrat itself. The snow remains good here even a few days after a snowfall. Early in the season there are often rocks here which are still exposed. Be careful of traverse lines as you exit and avalanche/cornice debris in the bowl of Couloir Extreme after.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

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