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Spring Time Special


A hero line with wild exposure

Freeride Skiing Extreme

196 m
0 m
97 m
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
1.2 km
Spring Time Special Map

Spring Time Special is the steep chute that drops off the lookers left wall of Rock Garden. It divides the impassible cliff band in half and terminates in the Rock Garden, usually involving a mandatory air. To access Spring Time Special, approach via Cliff Trail Gully and head south along the ridge. Once you pass the Rock Garden, continue southeast along the cliff band. Finding the top will require some scoping and difficult route finding, as well as some bushwhacking A tight bushy alcove marks the top. Once you drop in the chute begins with only about a ski length of room. A few hop turns will bring you to the crux. The chute chokes out and sometimes has a small mandatory air, this can be taken as a committing hop, or a little side step to a spicy turn to the left side. After this the right wall of the chute ends and becomes a 50 foot cliff. This makes the chute a no fall zone. Once you hop the air, you will be going fast with little room to speed check. After a few more turns, you’ll reach the exit straight line, which spits you into rock Rock Garden, making it very technical. This line is coveted by many and skied by few, and while its not as burly as it appears from below, it should only be attempted by competent skiers.



Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between March and April


  • Face
  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Couloir
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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