Upper Alta

Beaver Creek

Beautiful pow face that rides off the ridge

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
183 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
85 m
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
30˚
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Description

From the top entrance, ski off the ridge line into the bowl that rewards those who travel this far with unsurpassed beauty and fresh tracks. The gradient is more mild and safer than the lower section. It is recommended you ski into the gully and find some protection in the trees below from potential slides. This face will eventually dump you onto the cat trail that leads you back to Grouse. But traverse right at the bottom.

Difficulty

Difficult

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.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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