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!
Mile Long is an incredibly long couloir - exactly how its name sounds. Like it’s neighbor, Endless, Mile Long will provide turn after turn until your legs have had enough, then you’ll have to make a few more before the tiring traverse out of the canyon. Mile Long begins just past the backcountry gate at the North end of Casper Bowl. Enter through the gate, then scoot east along the boundary line around the edge of large bowl. Once fall line above the cliff prow at the far end of the bowl, descend slowly towards a band of trees. Pick your way through the trees looking for the obvious entrance to the couloir. Ride the chute for about 2000 feet into the apron above Granite Creek and follow the traverse to the skier’s right to exit.
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