Has anyone skied this in to the peak via the long ridge from the resort over table mountain, etcetera. It looks like a scenic way in but I'm not sure what the terrain is like -- good bc hills to session on the NE or a more technical route to the summit (III+)? Is there a better ski descent for a decent blue skier? Anyone interested in partnering for a three day trip?
The CD route via the Grouse Creek drainage (not Heliotrope Ridge Trail) is a nice "blue" ski route. By avoiding the Heliotrope trail section you add maybe another 2000 vft of really fun skiing if snow conditions are good. In my opinion, the best skiing on the route can be this lower non-glacier section. It is probably skiable now (has enough snow). There are also more black diamond areas here too. You should only have sleds on the Glacier Creek Road approach.