Simpson Pass Trees, Twin CairnsSunshine Range
- British Columbia
- CanadaMount Assiniboine Provincial Park
For information to access the starting point for Simpson Pass Trees, on Twin Cairns, please see the Sunshine Resort Slack/Sidecountry ski zone page.
The trees to the west of Twin Cairns, heading towards Simpson Pass, can offer some good tree skiing from the resort. The disadvantage to this run is that you end up with a fairly long route to get back to Sunshine.Ski Line Info: [?]
Max Elevation: 2300m
Min Elevation: 2100m
Vertical Relief: 200m
Distance: 1.25kmSki 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
GR846595 (top of Wawa lift)
GR832593 (start of run)
GR821589 (bottom of run)
GR820594 (Simpson Pass)Directions:
From Sunshine Village head up the Meadow Park green run to arrive at the top of Wawa lift. If you purchased a lift pass take Wawa lift. From the top of Wawa lift head west between Wawa Hump and the north aspect of Twin Cairns over rolling terrain. Once crossing the open area and arriving at groups of trees you can either head down or climb one of the slight high points in the area to start your run.
If you ski downhill too far skier's right you will end up above a long cliff band within the forest, there are a number of broken sections that you can ski down. If you can not find a section through the cliffs then traverse skier's left until you reach the end of the cliff band. Once at the valley flats head north (skier's right) to gain access to Simpson Pass, going south will bring you into the North Simpson River and far away from civilization. Once at Simpson Pass keep heading north to meet up with Healy Creek Trail with about 6km to return to the resort.