The exit route out of Granite Canyon

Statistics

134

m

460

m

25

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

To exit Granite Canyon, contour the north facing aspect of Granite Canyon heading east just above the Granite Creek bottom.

There is almost always a highly visible traverse already in place, but if not visible, a general rule of thumb is to stay between 50 and 100 yards above the creek bottom on the skier's righthand side.

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 maintaining height, 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! Also, while not impossible, snowboarding this traverse can be extra tedious.

This beast of a traverse will have your skis pointed in one direction; you might come out of it a bit cock-eyed.