Tree Triangle, The SphinxBall Range
- CanadaBanff National Park
For information to access the starting point for Tree Triangle, on The Sphinx, please see the Egypt Lake ski zone page.
Bordering The Sphinx Couloir and the Eastern Avalanche Paths, the north-east aspect of The Sphinx has a noticeable triangle of trees with cliffs scattered within it that offers some challenging skiing. The more northern area has more cliffs and fewer as you wrap around to the east. This area does have isolated avalanches and should not be considered a "safe treed area" but any account.Ski Line Info: [?]
Max Elevation: 2326m
Min Elevation: 2175m
Vertical Relief: 151m
Distance: 0.50kmSki Line Access Info: [?]
Vertical Gain: 331mSki Zone Access Info: [?]
Ski Zone: Egypt Lake
Vertical Gain: 675km
Vertical Loss: 350kmCombined Access Info: [?]
Vertical Gain: 1006m
Vertical Loss: 350mMap Info: 82 O/4
From Egypt Lake Shelter head south directly towards the north face of The Sphinx. After about 1 km through broken and rolling forest you will come to the northern shoreline of Egypt Lake, cross the lake and head to the south-east corner of the lake where you can start climb up The Sphinx Couloir run, traversing left under the upper cliff or you can wrap around to the east gaining the slope to the climber's left of the lower cliffs within the run.