East Face

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

A no fall zone traverse easily accesses a steep 'East Face' for you to leave your tracks on.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
583 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
202 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
36˚
East Face Map

From the top of Peak Chair take Matthews Traverse and cut off skiers left to The Cirque double black. Once out of the narrow straight-line of The Cirque, traverse high skiers left for about 250m (no fall zone) underneath large cliffs to your left and above a 70ft cliff band on your right. Once you can see Peak Chair again the face will become apparent in front of you. This convex slope has some 5-30ft cliffs with excellent steep landings on the skiers right however stay skiers left and you should be in for a good few face shots on a powder day. For a line with no cliffs, ski diagonally left pointing towards Peak Chair. Once off the face, enjoy the snow back down to Peak Chair for your next lap! - Often there will only be one or two lines on East Face for a good few days - Make them yours!

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, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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