The backside is a massive open face with small gullies and playful terrain. It does get sun affected but as long you head there in the morning it's fine. You can go down as far as you like, but it's not worth going all the way to the valley floor. You're better off stopping as the terrain flattens out and skin back up to Wedding Cake Rock, probably taking around 1.5 hours if you're fit.
On a pow day or spring corn, it's a lot of fun and there's nothing too technical so it's great for the casual tourer. All avalanche gear is needed; it's still backcountry and away from the resort boundary
Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.
Best time to visit
- Walk Required