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Owls Couloir

One of the bigger steep ski lines in the Wedgemount group!

Ski Touring Severe

338 m
0 m
386 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.7 km
Owls Couloir Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be severe. It's remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between January and April. From a low point of 2.3 km to the maximum altitude of 2.7 km, the route covers 338 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 386 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 4.1 and Labande grade 4. You'll need rope, skins, ice axe, crampons and glacier kit to complete it safely.


One of the most sustained steep ski lines on the Coast. From the roll-over at the top, it stays close to 45deg all the way to the bergshrund. A small choke needs to be filled in for the best conditions. Lots of space to get skis on at the top.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Alpine
  • Couloir
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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