Tiger's Terrace

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

A short pitch, often forgotten about on a powder day

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
540 m
Ascent
8 m
Descent
141 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
34˚
Tiger's Terrace Map

Short but sweet, so sweet! This pitch of trees lies between Air Jordan and a band of cliffs (with a couple of chutes that go depending on the snow year). This line is often forgotten about on a powder day despite being visible from both Red Chair and the Peak Chair line up, probably because you lose quite a bit of vertical getting there and you're committed to riding down to Red Chair afterwards. Despite this, this zone holds some blower pow when the snows fresh in the form of tree chutes. Stay close to the Air Jordan cliff for the mellowest route and don't veer too far right from the ridge as you'll end up cliffing yourself out!

Description

The run is accessed from the ridge above Shale Slope, follow it along where eventually you'll come to a tree island. Cliff signs direct you left but you can drop in just below the tree island to the right to access Tigers Terrace.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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