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Cloudburst Alpine via Chance Creek Road [PDF]

General Trail Info

Name of the trail

Cloudburst Alpine via Chance Creek Road


Access to Cloudburst Mountain when there is lots of snow. There is no trail, and is a nasty bushwhack without snow

Trail can be used for the following activities

Backcountry skiing

Directions to the trailhead

Drive North on the Whistler Highway, past the Cheakamus Canyon and the yellow winter gate on the Highway. There is a bridge across the Cheakamus River. Drive the Chance Creek road as far as you can. In Winter the Chance Creek road is a cat track used by 'bilers and the large snowcats taking people up Tircouni. None of these folks will appreciate a tired vehicle using the road. I have parked by the railroad tracks and skied the road to the beginning of the bushwhack, or drive it as far as you can when it is melted out.

Detailed description of the trail

See the associated GPS track. It shows the route up the bushwhack from the end of the Chance Creek Road to the open alpine bowls. I will provide a the series of waypoints to make this a GPS route as soon as that feature is available at this site.

Note: there are several routes to the Cloudburst alpine, including a new shorter route via the logging road near High Falls Creek on the Squamish River side of the divide.

Currently the 'bilers, the snowcats and the heli-skiers do not use Cloudburst.

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This trail has been contributed by Robert Ballantyne
This trail has been viewed 3185 times so far.
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Trail located in region

Squamish River - Cheakamus River Divide

Trail located in province

BC - British Columbia

Trail located in park

No Park


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Cloudburst Alpine via Chance Creek Road

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Condititions @ Feb 17 2001

Trail quality and conditionn/a
Road condition and accessbility3
Vehicle parking3

Point of Interest

Cloudburst NW RidgeGPS Track skiDown01feb17.GPXTrackRobert Ballantyne506

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