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.

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