Elevator Shaft

Sugarbush

A steep and narrow liftline to test your skills on.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
785 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
317 m
Low Point
599 m
High Point
917 m
Gradient
30˚
Elevator Shaft Map

Elevator Shaft is the local nickname for the Slide Brook crossover liftline and it gets that name for good reason. It’s long, steep and narrow, very similar to the Castlerock Liftline in difficulty. Elevator Shaft is always fun on powder days since the vast majority of people flock to the glades in search of a longer run. Ski the liftline to the the exit road and traverse out to the street. The bus will stop and pick you up. Although this is a cut trail, it is still out of bounds and should be treated as such. Don’t go alone and bring a cell phone. A rescue here would difficult and time consuming to say the least.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

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