Traverse Pillow

Blackcomb

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

One of the first places you can drop in off the high-traverse into Lakeside Bowl.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
492 m
Ascent
3 m
Descent
190 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
43˚
Traverse Pillow Map

Once you've entered into Lakeside Bowl through the gate, you can take follow the high traverse line into the bowl. This can be quite exposed depending on snow conditions. From this traverse you can access several routes including Traverse Pillow, Lakeside Centre, Heartthrob and I.D. Low. Traverse Pillow is a great spot first thing on a powder day when you're making your first laps around 7th Heaven. Just before the first exposed the traverse goes over you, and you sidestep under a ski patrol bomb tram, drop off into the bowl and ski underneath this cliff, known as the pillow. Lakeside Bowl is spacious enough to allow you to still get those blower shots even if you're not the first one in!

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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