Guidebook : Ski Lines


North West Face, Quartz Hill
Sunshine Range - British Columbia - Canada
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

For information to access the starting point for North West Face, on Quartz Hill, please see the Sunshine Resort Slack/Sidecountry ski zone page.


The low angled North West Face of Quartz Hill, from it's north west highpoint along Quartz Ridge, offers a less committing option than the North East Face from the summit but with still excellent views. This area does get cross loaded and you may run into a mixture of wind slab and powder. Snow conditions will often improve as you ski down into the Larix Lake area.

Ski Line Info: [?]
Max Elevation: 2525m
Min Elevation: 2225m
Vertical Relief: 300m
Distance: 2.00km

Ski Line Access Info: [?]
Distance: 5.00km
Vertical Gain: 375m
Vertical Loss: 50m

Ski Zone Access Info: [?]
Ski Zone: Sunshine Resort Slack/Sidecountry
Distance: 5.70km
Vertical Gain: 550km

Combined Access Info: [?]
Distance: 10.7km
Vertical Gain: 925m
Vertical Loss: 50m

Map Info:
82 O/4: GR856553
GR855582 (resort boundary line)
GR858562 (start of Quartz Ridge)
GR861551 (high point for run)
GR852566 (Larix Lake)

Directions:
If you have a lift ticket take the Strawberry chair lift and ski south, directly towards Quartz Hill, once off the lift. Otherwise skin from the village using the green runs to the east of Strawberry lift.

Follow the depression to the east of Rock Isle Lake for about 1.5km before climbing on the west side of Quartz Ridge. Once on the ridge you can ski down to the south west where you would like and lap using the south ridge. If skiing all the way to Larix Lake you can get back to the resort by heading directly north through rolling broken forest to come out between Standish and Twin Cairns.


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

Sunshine Resort Slack/Sidecountry Contents:

  Dinosaur Head
       - Dinosaur Head Chutes
       - Healy Main Drain
       - Healy Secondary Drain

  Eagle Mountain

  Mount Howard Douglas

  Quartz Hill
       - Larix Lake Trees
       - North East Face
       - North West Face
       - Rock Isle Lake Slopes

  Twin Cairns
       - East Face
       - Grizzly Glades
       - Larix Creek Trees
       - North Face
       - North West Ramp
       - Simpson Pass Trees
       - South Ridge, West Aspect

  Unnamed 882573

  Wawa Ridge
       - Back Door
       - Back Door Cliffs
       - Black Towers
       - Direct North Rib
       - Gandalf Cliffs
       - Pillow Fight
       - Pillow Hunt
       - Practice Slopes
       - Repeater Slopes
       - Side Door
       - The Playground
       - Upper North Face
       - Wawa Bowl
       - Wawa Hump
       - West Face
       - White Wizard
       - Wizard Chutes


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