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South Snowfileds

Wide open and remote skiing.

Ski Touring Moderate

778 m
0 m
266 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.5 km
South Snowfileds Map

The South Snowfields are an open face descending from the ridge between Slide Peak and Boott Spur. Despite the name, this open bowl is actually southeast facing. Although this is technically part Gulf Of Slides, the Gulf Of Slides trail does not go all the way to the South Snowfields, so you will need to do a long, brutal bushwhack to get there. You can also skin in/hike out via Gully #1, though it’s always better to assess from below. The South Snowfields are massive, a few hundred feet across with no trees or rocks in your way. This combined with limited skier traffic makes for a dream descent. The alpine portion is lower angle, which makes it a safer option than the main gullies. After that it blends into a long, low angle run out. The run out is long, but jam packed with trees and bushes. To exit the South Snowfields, hike back up to the ridge, or bushwack out the bottom to GOS Trail.



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 January and May


  • Bowl
  • Face
  • Alpine
  • Cliffs
  • Tree Skiing
  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins