Guidebook : Ski Lines

Freeski Wall, Black Brett
Massive Range - Alberta - Canada
Banff National Park

For information to access the starting point for Freeski Wall, on Black Brett, please see the Lost Horse Creek ski zone page.

This almost 1km long wall offers enough different cliffs, chutes and steep open faces to keep a party interested for a couple of days. Lapping is fairly easy by either side and the slope is short enough to lap many times during a full day.

If attempting the more daring objectives please do keep in mind that returning to the road from here is time consuming and fairly far even if not injuried.

Ski Line Info: [?]
Max Elevation: 2575m
Min Elevation: 2400m
Vertical Relief: 175m
Distance: 0.50km

Ski Line Access Info: [?]
Distance: 3.50km
Vertical Gain: 300m
Vertical Loss: 50m

Ski Zone Access Info: [?]
Ski Zone: Lost Horse Creek
Distance: 10.00km
Vertical Gain: 525km
Vertical Loss: 100km

Combined Access Info: [?]
Distance: 13.5km
Vertical Gain: 825m
Vertical Loss: 150m

Map Info:
82 O/4: GR822654

The following is the most direct approach, works well for lapping but also involves some steep bootpacking.

From camp head north-east towards Mount Brett through rolling forest for 3km before arriving at the often rocky north-west ridge line that connects to the western side of the wall. Bootpack up the ridge to the top, often with cornices to the climber's left. This first slope is mostly open but has some funky terrain trap runouts below. Follow the ridge down a short distance heading east to find more runs. The ski line on the map shows the decent down the middle of this area.

While travelling along the top you are between the East Bowl and Big Triangle runs found in the Bourgeau Meadows ski zone.

Map overlays created for satellite data and may be off in terrain mode, for more info click here.

Lost Horse Creek Contents:

  Black Brett
       - Freeski Wall

  Center Peak
       - West Aspect

  Healy 1
       - North Bowl
       - Northern Chutes

  Healy 2
       - North-East Face
       - West Face

  Healy 3
       - North-East Face

  Lost Peak
       - East Face
       - North Ridge
       - North-East Bowl

  Mount Brett
       - South Aspect, South-West Ridge

  North Pyramid
       - North Face
       - South-East Face
       - West Aspect

  South Pyramid
       - North Face
       - South-East Face
       - Summit via South Ridge
       - West Aspect

  Unnamed 793677

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