West Bowl – Ski & Snowboard Guide To Whistler Blackcomb
Ahhh West Bowl, home of rowdy terrain and a “remote” feeling that is rarely found at the resort. If you stand at the bottom of the bowl you will notice that most skiers seem to be dropping in at either Sneaky Pete or Cockalorum. A couple of the more hidden gems are Stefan’s Chute and Lox Chute. These steep, tight lines often have good snow conditions, since they face due north and deposit you high enough in West Bowl to still enjoy some open turns below. Another cool option is riding Cream Cheese Ridge all the way down to Highway 86. You have to hop over a few wind-scoured rocks on the way and it is a great fall line descent that affords you some nice glade skiing before the road.
The tips in this column and the contents of the guidebook are intended to be used by expert skiers and snowboarders only. The terrain described is dangerous and requires a high level of expertise to negotiate.
The second version of the Ski and Snowboard Guide to Whistler Blackcomb is a 184-page, full-color guidebook to the advanced and expert terrain on the mountains. Consider it an aerial photo-based version of the trail map. It’s designed to allow expert skiers to access the goods! Look for it at the best retailers in Whistler including Armchair Books in Village Square.