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!
Endless is not only long, steep, and sustained, it’s one of the easiest Granite Canyon runs to access. Don’t be fooled by the ease of access though, this run has serious potential for disastrous consequences. From backcountry gate #6 (at the north end of Casper Bowl), scoot past the gate until you reach the edge of a large bowl. This bowl will funnel you into Endless couloir. Keep the cliff prow on your right as you descend and ride the gut until you reach the exit traverse thousands of feet below. Just below the prominent cliff prow, it possible to scoot to the skier’s right to link up with Mile Long couloir.
Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.
Best time to visit
- Walk Required