Summit Creek Hill


Distance: 5 km
Elevation Gain: 390 m (1280 ft)
Time: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Region: White Pass
Date Added: February 28, 2012
Last Update: February 28, 2012
Winter: alpine skiing snowshoeing 



In the winter, Summit Creek Hill is a great place for beginner backcountry skiing. The route to the top is fairly short, follows simple terrain, and offers a fantastic view of the surrounding area.


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Winter



Driving Directions

Drive towards Skagway on the South Klondike highway. About 7.5 km after Canada Customs (Fraser, BC) there is a pull-out on the east (left) side of the highway. The pull-out is just after a bridge on the highway.




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Trail Description

Only the winter route has been recorded.


Winter

From the pull-out, cross the highway and head towards the base of the hill. The Summit Creek canyon will be on your right (north) about 1 km away (you won't notice it from the starting elevation). At the base of the hill, head slightly towards your right (north) to reach a broad, gentle ridge which you can follow most of the way to the top. Try to stay out of any gullies along the way, which could be potential terrain traps.

Snowshoeing - The snow can get quite deep here at times, making you really work to get to the top. After strong winds, the snow usually forms a crust which is easier to stay afloat on. The time indicated here is for skiing. If you are snowshoeing, add about another hour to the total trip time.

Backcountry Skiing - This is a great place to learn backcountry skiing or as a backup when the conditions turn nasty. There are a few convex features and gullies to watch out for, but these can be easily avoided.

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