Cancer Man

Blackcomb

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

Tight trees and steep cliffs in front of an audience

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
525 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
206 m
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
1.5 km
Gradient
31˚
Cancer Man Map

This run is the first pitch you'll see under the chair when uploading on the Crystal Ridge Express. Cancer Man is accessible by following the lift line from Backstage Pass/Rock N Roll. As you'll see from the chair, the main route has a couple of fairly substantial cliffs in it, which would be huckable if there weren't a load of snow-covered fallen trees in the landing. Scout your route from the chair and don't charge too hard until you know the exact route you intend to take. Given the visibility of this run under the chair, it is often skied out fairly quickly. If it looks too used don't worry, there are more fun spots to find in the area.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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