Guidebook : Ski Zones


Eohippus Lake
Ball Range - British Columbia - Canada
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Other than the forest area to the south of Eohippus Lake this zone is about steep skiing. Above the lake is the classic ski run The Cleaver on the east face of The Monarch, below the lake one will find steep tree skiing with scattered cliffs throughout. If nothing else camping at the eastern shoreline of Eohippus Lake is breathtaking in it's own right.

Ski Zone Access Info: [?]
Distance: 12.00km
Vertical Gain: 600m
Vertical Loss: 75m
ATES: Challenging

Ski Zone Info: [?]
Max Elevation: 2904m
Min Elevation: 1800m

Map Info:
82 O/4: GR820565
GR864633 (Healy Creek Trailhead)
GR820607 (Simpson Pass fork)
GR804603 (creek bed at treeline)
GR820565 (Eohippus Lake)
GR823565 (camp area)

Directions:
From the parking lot at Sunshine Resort head to the back of the lodge near the warehouse to find the Healy Creek trailhead. The bottom part of this trail is also the Lower Canyon ski out run and Sunshine Resort. Follow the ski out for about 500m where you will find the first fork, turn right onto the Healy Creek Trail with a short down hill section to arrive at the first bridge at Sunshine Creek. Ski along the trail for 2.5km until reaching the second bridge to cross Healy Creek. From the second bridge until you get to the Simpson Pass turn off you will cross a number of avalanche paths, on February 11, 1990 four backcountry skiers were killed in an avalanche in this area ("Avalanche Accidents in Canada Volume 4") and most years you will find debris piles here that have easily taken out the trail. After 3km you will arrive at the Simpson Pass fork (look for the sign on climber's right), head right and uphill for 1.5km before finally reaching treeline where you will find a creek bed/ditch feature to climber's right. Turn directly south, towards The Monarch and follow open laneways all the way to the northern shores of Eohippus Lake with a better camp spot on the eastern shoreline. All lines in this zone are discribed starting from here.


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Eohippus Lake Contents:

  The Monarch

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