An... 'interesting' traverse.

Statistics

1

day +

2,635

m

2,432

m

21

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Start off in the Quartz Creek snowmobile parking and follow the road in the direction of the first pass, 18km in.

After enjoying a sick view of Roger's Pass East side, ski down and up the 3 following passes.

The last pass is probably the crux as it requires an exposition to avalanche terrain to access.

We chose to skin in the trees for better slope stability. After reaching the 4th pass, the psychosis starts.

Either reach the ridge and follow it until the descent of your choice, or traverse in the trees until Ozone West's ridge as we did. Ski down by any line to get to the parking. Overall the traverse can be divided into 3 parts: the approach, the 4 passes and the traverse to the resort.

Only the middle part is very fun, the rest is...

long.

Exiting out by Gorman Lake or the next valley south would have made this suffer fest much more enjoyable.