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East Side Scotch Bonnet Skin Track

East Side Scotch Bonnet Skin Track

Ski Touring Difficult

961 m
339 m
0 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
3.2 km
East Side Scotch Bonnet Skin Track Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features low exposure (e1) and is typically done between November and May. From a low point of 2.8 km to the maximum altitude of 3.2 km, the route covers 961 m, 339 vertical metres of ascent and 0 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.3 and Labande grade 3. You'll need skins to complete it safely.


This up-track is pretty mellow, ascending through nicely spaced trees for the first half, then opening up as you gain the ridge line. Head above the old cabin at the bottom of Scotch Bonnet, keeping looker's right of the chutes.



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.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between November and May


  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins