10 routes · Ski Touring
To exit Granite Canyon, follow the traverse paralleling the creek bottom heading east. Gain height when possible (sidestepping, skating, and poling when necessary) until you round the corner of Apres Vous Mountain. From the corner, continue the traverse southward, you should end up on a cat track leading through a housing development which will bring you back to the base of the resort. CAUTION: the traverse out of Granite Canyon will place you in the bottom of numerous avalanche paths. Be aware of overhead dangers, and choose resting spots wisely!
Double Dog leg is accessed via backcountry gate #6. After leaving the exit gate, head skier’s right along the rope/ridge line for a few hundred feet. Enter the slope, heading for what’s known as the “football field,” which is fall line above the Double Dog Leg. Ride the “football field” then slowly make your way to the entrance of Double Dog Leg. There is a steep rollover and frequent avalanche start zone to get into the chute, so tread carefully. Be aware that an avalanche would possibly take you over cliffs, due to the nature of the winding chute. Exit skier’s right along the Granite Traverse.
Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.
Best time to visit
- Walk Required