Horstman Peak

Blackcomb

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

Two or three turns of virgin powder

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
300 m
Ascent
37 m
Descent
103 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

A bootpack up from the top of Showcase T-Bar leads you to the glacier, which should be open if the T-Bar is. However, on the rare occasion it isn't and you're desperate to get a few turns of sweet pristine virgin powder then you can continue on a 10 minute bootpack up towards Horstman Peak and get a few turns in bringing you back alongside the groomed run Showcase. This normally stays fresh even after heavy dumps because not many want to do the bootpack. A route for those that just want to get every possible in-bounds run ticked off. Save your energy for bootpacks elsewhere!

Difficulty

Difficult

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

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

  • Walk Required

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