Guidebook : Ski Lines

Flower Couloir, Mount Jimmy Simpson
Waputik Range - Alberta - Canada
Banff National Park

For information to access the starting point for Flower Couloir, on Mount Jimmy Simpson, please see the Bow Summit ski zone page.

A popular couloir/alpine line and one probably everyone at least thinks about while skiing at Bow Summit. The complete line includes the upper alpine bowl (flower pedals) and the lower couloir (stem). Often the snow in the upper section will be different than the lower.

Ski Line Info: [?]
Max Elevation: 2750m
Min Elevation: 2350m
Vertical Relief: 400m
Distance: 0.90km

Ski Line Access Info: [?]
Distance: 2.00km
Vertical Gain: 525m
Vertical Loss: 25m

Ski Zone Access Info: [?]
Ski Zone: Bow Summit
Distance: 2.20km
Vertical Gain: 175km

Combined Access Info: [?]
Distance: 4.2km
Vertical Gain: 700m
Vertical Loss: 25m

Map Info:
82 N/09, 82 N/10: GR345280
GR345285 (top of first bump)
GR347284 (top of third bump)
GR345280 (stem/lower couloir)
GR345273 (top of run)

From the access point head down a short distance before skinning up the obvious bump feature with the skin track staying on the climber's right. After going around the first bump continue along the track up past the second bump feature and along the climber's right side of the third bump feature. Turn west and follow the shoulder up and into the bowl to arrive at the bottom of the lower couloir. Boot pack up the lower couloir and into the upper bowl feature. From here either go directly up to the starting point or follow the climber's right side to preserve the snow for skiing.

Overview of the Flower Couloir
Looking up the stem section of the Flower Couloir from the fan
The Pedal section of the Flower Couloir from the top of the Stem section
Stem section of the Flower Couloir with tracks for width reference

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

Bow Summit Contents:

  Mount Jimmy Simpson
       - Exit Drainage
       - First Bump Headwall/Trees
       - First Path
       - Flower Couloir
       - Parking Lot Trees
       - Road Side Paths
       - Second Bump Headwall/Trees
       - Third Bump Headwall/Trees
       - Tree Chutes

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