Location: Kootenay Pass – north
Time: half-full day
Elevation Gain: 1800 feet
Map: 82 F/3 82 F/2
Start on the Caribou trail above the warming hut and traverse right up the ridge. Skiing back down to the lake from this point is very popular, however typically wind effected. The south-west slopes above are controlled for the highway. On a good day you can see forever from the summit, and runs are typically back down the ridge, or dropping in on the North-east side with traverses back to the ridge and the Pass. Lots more options if you drop North with trips to Wolf Pass. The runs are moderately steep and steeper are require good evaluation techniques.