Grandpa Glades

Beaver Creek

Accessible freshies from the top of Grouse

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
593 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
201 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
30˚
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Description

For those old timers who want a short hike to amazing face shots, hike or skin up 1000ft. from the top of Grouse and look for 3-4 drop-in points. These East facing sun shots will grant you luscious powder, sun, and spectacular views. Wear your Depends and drink some Ensure as you might pee your pants from excitement. This run dumps into some tight trees and a gnarly creek that can be more dangerous than the upper steeps. Riders (especially snowboarders) can get stuck in parts of the creekbed with lots of tree obstacles. Ski with a buddy here.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

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, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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