This little mountain range running between Port Alberni and Cumberland does not look like much from the highway but I have wanted to check it out on skis for quite a while now. It can be a challenge to access as the road is gated and most often closed. Some of us have been keeping an eye on one of the main access points and have seen it open fairly regularly during the week, we thought it would be a good opportunity to get up there and check it out.
We were able to get fairly high on the logging roads before the snow was too deep to continue in the vehicles. It made for an easy approach...
Heading up you are treated to some great views of Denman and Hornby Island if the visibility allows
Some spectacular old growth patches remain untouched in limited places on the Island
A couple mini couloirs will make for some great lines off the summit once filled in a bit more.
No shortage of steep lines to ski around here
Looking forward to return here a bit later in the season with a deeper snowpack!