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Stafford Stash

Beaver Creek

An elysian powder field atop Grouse into Royal Elk

Freeride Skiing Difficult

850 m
87 m
121 m
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.3 km
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This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between January and April. From a low point of 3.2 km to the maximum altitude of 3.3 km, the route covers 850 m, 87 vertical metres of ascent and 121 vertical metres of descent. You'll need skins to complete it safely.


Hike up the ridge from the Grouse lift maybe 1000 ft and you will see an elysian field filled with powder. An epic snowboard float, you can carve 5-6 good turns before merging into the Royal Elk glades below. Thank JD for this find later.



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

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.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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