Guidebook : Ski Lines

Tree Chutes, Mount Jimmy Simpson
Waputik Range - Alberta - Canada
Banff National Park

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

Similar to the lines on the east side of the first three bump features but better and longer lived open skiing over all. These tree chutes are a result of frequent avalanches.

Ski Line Info: [?]
Max Elevation: 2325m
Min Elevation: 2050m
Vertical Relief: 275m
Distance: 0.80km

Ski Line Access Info: [?]
Distance: 0.85km
Vertical Gain: 100m
Vertical Loss: 25m

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

Combined Access Info: [?]
Distance: 3.05km
Vertical Gain: 275m
Vertical Loss: 25m

Map Info:
82 N/09, 82 N/10: GR350284
GR345285 (top of first bump)
GR346284 (top of second bump)
GR347284 (top of third bump)
GR348281 (top of run)
GR354286 (bottom 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. Curve around to the left as you pass moraines to your right to arrive at the top of the third bump. Skin up the ridge feature to the south (skier's right) until you find the line of your choice to the south east. Ski down one of the tree chutes and through an open area before heading into the trees. Many parties also stop short of the lower trees to lap the upper chutes.

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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