Whiplash

Blackcomb

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

A less-skiied line, only skiable depending on the cornice.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
415 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
187 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
44˚
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Description

To enter Whiplash locate the last bowl to drop in before the huge cliff band towards the end of Chainsaw Ridge. Whiplash is only skiable depending on how the cornice has built up that year. If good, this is a fun steep pitch, which isn't too narrow and doesn't expose many consequences if you fall. That being said, make sure you check it out from below before you attempt this line, the cornice can get pretty big and unstable and the bowl immediately below it is often filled with huge chunks of avalanche/cornice debris which will cut the fun short. Traverse lines to Faller's Pillow are something skier should be aware of, but also worth picking up to get a little bit more vertical in your run.

Difficulty

Severe

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

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs

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