Tom accending

Marmot Back Country

Ever won­dered what is on the back­side of Mar­mot Bas­in? Here are a cou­ple of pho­tos for you to look at. BEWARE, this is not an area to ven­ture if you do not know the dan­gers that lie here.

Marmot boundary
Mar­mot bound­ary
Tom
Tom
Ascending for some good turns
Ascend­ing for some good turns

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Mike
Mike
Beautiful line
Beau­ti­ful line
Beautiful line
Beau­ti­ful line

Hav­ing said that, we cheat­ed death or seri­ous injuries this day. Test­ing out the south expo­sure (Por­tal Creek Side) was not a good idea as the snow was not sta­ble on this day. We start­ed to go across the bowl and a frac­ture line shot off about ten feet above us and across the bowl. We spun our skis around and high tailed it back to the ridge. We went down along the ridge on the oth­er side (Whistlers Creek Side) and it was bomber and fun, so we decid­ed to skin up and go for anoth­er run in the bowl.

View from Whistlers creek
View from Whistlers creek
Picking a line
Pick­ing a line
Lunch break
Lunch break
Mike
Mike

Smiles on our faces was the days the­me.

Tom, Mike and Eddie
Tom, Mike and Eddie

Access: From Jasper, head South, Hwy 93, turn to Mar­mot Bas­in

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Mar­mot Bas­in Park­ing

Dis­tance:Short Walk

Activ­i­ties: Ski­ing


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