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Vancouver Island

Difficult trees accessed off of Copper Ridge that often has great snow quality.

Freeride Skiing Severe

158 m
0 m
95 m
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.5 km
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This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be severe. It's remote, it features low exposure (e1) and is typically done between January and April. From a low point of 1.4 km to the maximum altitude of 1.5 km, the route covers 158 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 95 vertical metres of descent.


Definitely the hardest run off of Copper Ridge. Accessed by taking the boot pack, but is almost always worth the hike as this place always hold powder even days after a big dump. When going down this run, be careful as there cliffs around here some of which are unmarked.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required