Elevator

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

Steep chute into Doom & Gloom

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
195 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
106 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
44˚
Elevator Map

Sunrise, Elevator and Escalator are three steep lines going from the top of West Ridge down towards Doom & Gloom. Although a little wider and shorter than neighbouring chute Sunrise, Elevator is still takes some guts to take on. The entrance varies depending on the snow year and which way the wind has been blowing so scout it out before you ski in. The whole ridge is a little rocky so wait for good coverage before you give this one a go. A good run out and a great adrenaline rush! Similar chutes include Sunrise, Sunbowl Straightline, Sapphire Straightline,The Pencil and eventually... The Coffin!

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

Features

  • Cliffs

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