Bushwhip

Blackcomb

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

Check this out from below before attempting it, the entrance is the biggest challenge!

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
415 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
187 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
39˚
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Description

Slightly further along Chainsaw Ridge, Bushwhip is the next line down after the rock band. The entrance is the hardest part to this line, as it often requires negotiating a large and unstable cornice. Check the entrance and line from below BEFORE attempting this one, its ski-ability depends on how the cornice has formed. Bushwhip is a short line that spits you out on the lower part of Bushrat and ultimately onto Couloir Extreme. This part of the Couloir is often subject to large chunks of debris.

Difficulty

Severe

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

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.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs

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