Swiss Cheese

Blackcomb

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

Short pitches between cliffs, accessible from Secret Bowl

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
248 m
Ascent
6 m
Descent
99 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

Scope your line from Glacier Express chair and pick either avoiding or sending cliffs of various sizes. Access from the top of Secret Bowl, heading far right around the mound of rocks. This is a good way of negotiating your way around the cliffs if you want to keep your skis on the snow, but a fun playground if you feel like getting sendy too (especially if you like double drops!) Make sure you've explored the area and checked for traverse lines beforehand!!

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, May, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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