Piccolo Face

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

A steep and accessible face in the Symphony Zone

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
272 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
132 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
43˚
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Piccolo Face Map

Description

Piccolo Face is the the steep face drop in at the top of the Symphony Express chairlift. You will be able to view it from the chairlift on your right directly below when you reach the last few lift towers before the top. This run is easily accessible by taking a right at the top of the Symphony Express chairlift, taking another right to access the line, and the steep drop in up top. The drop in requires navigating around some rocks. This line is not overly long, following the lift line and quickly joining groomed terrain. This line is wide open in the bowl below, and is usually not very crowded. If it hasn't snowed in a while, this slope becomes a steep mogul run with very hard-packed conditions.

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.

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