Snowboarding Mount Curry

Last week in the Whistler area was all time!!  One of the best weeks of skiing i personally have ever had!  Great snow, good stability, perfect weather (except the few times we got stuck in a cloud on a summit…)  It cant really get much better.

After a couple day ski touring some of the bigger peaks on the Duffy Lake road we opted for a heli bump up to the shoulder of Mount Curry to ski the “Pencil Couloir”.  Europe has gondolas and we have helicopters.  Definitely a very civilized way of skiing some wild terrain.

Day went like this:

8:00 – Coffee/Breakfast at Lift Coffee Co in Whistler

8:25 – Arrive at heli pad in Pemberton

8:30 – Lift off of heli pad

8:35 – 2200m shoulder of Mount Curry

8:50 – Ski 300m alpine run

9:00 – Start boot pack to summit of Curry

9:30 -Drop in on North Face

11:30 – Arrive at Car

12:30 -Lunch / Beers in Whistler


A little video of snowboarding the upper part of the run.


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.