Pipeline

Blackcomb

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

A 15 metre Narrow Chute with some rocks to negotiate

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
195 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
89 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
45˚
Pipeline Map

Pipeline is another fun alternative entrance to Pakalolo. At the top you'll be faced with a 25 metre chute approximately 2 metres wide (it widens as your ski down). There are always rocks to negotiate but where, and how many will depend on when in the season you come, and the way the snow has filled in. Most often there are a few rocks you can make some small turns around at the top, and then again about 5 metres down. Here you've just got to point your skis down and go for a metre or so, in true 'chute' style. Following this there is space to throw some short turns in and control your speed again before popping out half way down Pakalolo. Access Pipeline as if heading towards Pakalolo, (the far right side of Secret Bowl) but cut right before you get to the main entrance and follow the rock around until the chute which will appear on the left. If you find yourself at Pakalolo you'll be too low to access Pipeline.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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

Features

  • Cliffs

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