Sunrise

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

A steep little chute with a long run out.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
160 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
84 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

Named because it's east-facing, Sunrise is a steep little chute off West Ridge which skis into Doom and Gloom. There's not much space for turning when you're in there and although it does fan slightly as you exit, you'll be coming down with a fair bit of speed! Just a point and go from the top really. It's the first chute on the right as you head along West Ridge towards Elevator, Escalator and Frog Hollow.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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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