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Whistler Blackcomb

Steep but the most accessible of the lines along Chainsaw Ridge

Freeride Skiing Severe

398 m
0 m
215 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.2 km
Bushrat Map

Bushrat is a steep and fun line along Chainsaw Ridge and is usually the first one people dare to try. The whole ridge builds a cornice but Bushrat normally has enough traffic to make the entrance constantly visible. The entrance is a small gap that drops onto a spine. Once you've dropped in, make sure you stop, as it will either land you on top of Bushrat Shoulder or a cliff band, and you don't want to find out the wrong way! Bushrat is a diagonally left, fairly wide chute that leads down to Couloir Extreme. The snow usually stays pretty good even several days after a snowfall. Be careful of traverse lines and avalanche/cornice debris in the bowl, especially as it flattens out. Cutting left with the traverse lines under Bushrat and Bushwhip gives you access to Faller's Pillow.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between December and April


  • Cliffs

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