Escalator

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

Short and Sweet. A fun steep pitch heading down to Doom & Gloom

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
261 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
112 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
1.8 km
Gradient
39˚
Escalator Map

Sunrise, Elevator and Escalator are three steep lines going from the top of West Ridge down towards Doom & Gloom. Escalator is the furthest and easiest of the three consisting of a 30m steep pitch which is fairly wide and unexposed. This is a great pitch to practice your steep narrow skiing on, and a good alternative to gunning down Sunrise or Elevator. Sometimes the pitch can leave some debris at the base. Elevator can be compared to other double blacks such as Cockalorum, Upper McConkeys and Sapphire Bowl.

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, April, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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