Guidebook : Ski Lines

Larix Creek Trees, Twin Cairns
Sunshine Range - British Columbia - Canada
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

For information to access the starting point for Larix Creek Trees, on Twin Cairns, please see the Sunshine Resort Slack/Sidecountry ski zone page.

Far to the south and below treeline on Twin Cairns you will find the Larix Creek drainage. The north-east facing trees in the Larix Creek area offer some good skiing but getting into and back out of this area is a bit problematic. A frozen waterfall blocks the entry and exit via the Grizzly Lake drainage making this area a little more effort than it may be worth.

Ski Line Info: [?]
Max Elevation: 2300m
Min Elevation: 2100m
Vertical Relief: 200m
Distance: 0.50km

Ski Line Access Info: [?]
Distance: 4.00km
Vertical Gain: 200m
Vertical Loss: 100m

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

Combined Access Info: [?]
Distance: 9.7km
Vertical Gain: 750m
Vertical Loss: 100m

Map Info:
82 O/4: GR842565
GR846584 (resort boundary line)
GR839573 (southern ridge)
GR840565 (top of run)
GR844566 (bottom of run)

From the top of the Standish chair lift ski downhill west to a low point at the southern boundary line. If you have toured up to the resort follow green runs to the west of Standish to arrive at the same boundary line. Heading south west attempt to skin flat through rolling terrain until you reach the lower south ridge bench. You will likely lose/gain about 50m of vertical during the process.

Follow the lower ridge line south, along cliffs to the west, until you reach your desired area to drop in. After taking a run head north-west towards the large clearing and work your way up the steeper forest area. Alternatively you could skin up the area you skied down as there isn't really a good way to get out of this drainage. Do not continue down Larix Creek as you will end up very far away from the resrot. If you do find yourself going down Larix Creek then head north at valley bottom to make your way back to Simpson Pass, (several hour of travel with likely low snow levels, bushwhacking and open creeks).

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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