The Birthday Chute – Duffy Lake Road

Despite the prolonged dry spell on the Coast there still is good skiing to be found!! This week a good friend from Revelstoke came out for some backcountry snowboarding around Whistler.

We took it up to the Duffy Lake Road, North of Pemberton. Was a bit of a roll of the dice to decide just what we wanted to ride this day. We opted for the line i have always looked at but never skied, the Birthday Chute off of the Vantage Shoulder. The line is a nice narrow chute about 40 – 45 degrees in to a large fan. Despite lacking snow on the upper pitch so it required some careful down climbing the run was great!

The Birthday Chute off of the Vantage Shoulder


Mount Matier, Aniversary Glacier, Mount Joffre

Mount Joffre North Face Couloirs


About Ross Berg

Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he's at home he can be found working as a heli ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer.