Faller's Pillow

Blackcomb

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

Worth the traverse, the snow is often deep here and there's a couple of good cliffs to jump off too.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
236 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
96 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
39˚
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Description

A long left traverse from the main Couloir chute, this line is also accessible from Hawaii 5-0, Bushrat and Whiplash. Stay high and you will end up on top of a large rock in the middle of the bowl. When you drop in on the other side of the pillow, enjoy a short but totally-worth it powder field. The closer you hug the rock the steeper the pitch, but everyone who has managed the couloir this far can find a fun line in here. Drop in underneath the pillow for a fun, fairly sizable drop, or keep farther left for a couple of smaller less intense ones. This zone often ends up full on avalanche/cornice debris, be careful, especially in low light!

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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