Larix Creek Trees, Twin CairnsSunshine Range
- British Columbia
- CanadaMount 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: 0.50kmSki Line Access Info: [?]
Vertical Gain: 200m
Vertical Loss: 100mSki Zone Access Info: [?]
Ski Zone: Sunshine Resort Slack/Sidecountry
Vertical Gain: 550kmCombined Access Info: [?]
Vertical Gain: 750m
Vertical Loss: 100mMap Info: 82 O/4
GR846584 (resort boundary line)
GR839573 (southern ridge)
GR840565 (top of run)
GR844566 (bottom of run)Directions:
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).