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For a deeper dive into the route and some detailed terrain photos, check out the post on Beyond Our Peak: https://beyondourpeak.com/video-peak-se-face-rogers-pass-classic/ The SE Face of Video Peak is a true Rogers Pass classic.
From its summit at 2565m, the stunning, alpine face offers over 550m of powder skiing to the base of Hospital Bowl.
From there, you’ve got another 700m of skiable terrain back to the Rogers Pass Discovery Center.
The face is tantalizing from afar: it’s one of the few perfectly planar, 35-degree slopes in the vicinity – the perfect grade to rail down some heli-ski turns.
And, for that very reason, it’s also consequential avalanche terrain, the perfect start zone for big slides.
Carefully assess the snowpack before committing to this hazardous feature.
Trust me: the 1280m ascent is worth it for the epic alpine line and the world-class scenery.
Due to its legendary status in the community, the Video Peak SE Face can get heavily skied out.
Get up early to get the fresh turns.
It’s an ultra-popular ski tour! From the Rogers Pass Discovery Center, slide along Connaught Creek until you reach the Hospital Bowl turn-off.
From there, get out of the valley bottom and climb its north side towards Hospital Bowl.
You'll see Video Peak standing at the far end of the bowl.
Head up to the center of the bowl and climb the looker's right of the SE face until you reach an obvious col.
Then, either bootpack or skin along the ridge to the summit.
Enjoy the views of the Connaught and Ursus valleys on either side of the peak.
Descend the beautiful, planar slope into the vastness of Hospital Bowl.
Once at the bottom of the bowl, take the uptrack west and descend the Hospital Gullies down to the valley bottom.
It's then a toboggan ride to the parking lot.