Hero's knob Loop

A short and very popular route in the spray valley which takes you down Sweet 16 – earning its name from the roughly 1600 foot descent. This route is not to be taken lightly. Multiple large slide paths are crossed, along with a steep and exposed slope.

Notables: kananaskis, alpine, moderate, loop

ski distance
Distance

7.8km

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Elevation

660m

ski time
Time

3-5hrs

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Aspect

N

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Difficulty

5/10

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Follow the old logging road road until the trees open up in the valley. Be aware of a couple of large slide paths along the way. From here you’ll notice a slight tree triangle at the back and a bench lookers right above that. Make your way up through the tree triangle. At the top of the trees, head north and cross the steep, open slope to gain the bench. Once in the bowl, continue north and eventually gain the ridge that brings you to Hero’s Knob. Sweet 16 is the obvious col on the west side of Hero’s Knob. Slides from the steep West faces occur frequently and run onto the typical ski route. Follow the Murray drainage to exit.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

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Currently
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Today is forecast to be Much Cooler than yesterday.
Overcast
Today
03/24 20%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. High around 5C. Winds light and variable.
High 7° / Low -1°
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow
03/25 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 8C. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
High 11° / Low -2°
Snow
Tuesday
03/26 40%
Snow
Occasional snow showers mixing with rain in the afternoon. High near 5C. Winds SW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
High 8° / Low -2°

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