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Little Headwall

A rare treat that requires lots of snow

Ski Touring Moderate

921 m
0 m
176 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.4 km
Little Headwall Map

The Little Headwall is a fun option to access the Sherburne Trail from "The Bowl". At the bottom look for an obvious entrance to drainage gully. It starts mellow, quickly rolling over to a steep chute. This is typically the crux of the route, as it can have open water in places. Below the Little Headwall, you will be funneled into a low angle ski trail, once past the Hillman's Highway exit, there is a tricky river crossing on a wooden plank, this brings you to The Sherbie. The Little Headwall is a rare treat because it's plagued by open water more often than not.



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between February and March


  • Cliffs
  • Tree Skiing
  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins

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