Helm Creek

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Using This Ski Guide

VOC Ski Guide
Using This Ski Guide Preface Winter Safety Avalanche safety
Waxing Navigation Snow Shelters Gear Lists
400
Difficulty Rating Intermediate
Location Key I
NTS Mapsheet 92 G/14
Road 6.5km/3hrs
Route 8km/4hrs
Starting Elevation 820m
High Point 1520m
Technical Notes Overnight
Omer lakes | Loch Lomond | Mount Sedgwick | Mamquam | Alice Ridge | Diamond Head | Garibaldi Neve traverse | Brohm Ridge | Sphinx Bay | Black Tusk Meadows | Helm Creek | Cheakamus Lake | Singing Pass (Via Trail) | Singing Pass (Via Lift) | Spearhead Traverse | Rethel Creek | Cloudburst Mountain | Brew Hut | Brandywine Mountain | Metal Dome | Powder-Cap Traverse | Callaghan Lake | Telemagique Ridge | Puma Peak |Pemberton Ice Cap | Gin Peak | Beverley Creek | Rainbow Mountain | Mount Sproatt | Overseer | Ipsoot Mountain | Tenquille Lake | McGillivray Pass | Lizzie Lake | Microwave Road | Frosty Mountain


Access

Take the Cheakamus Lake turn off from highway 99 at Function Junction. A short distance up the road, take the left fork to Cheakamus Lake and Helm Creek. It is not plowed, but is often clear of snow in the early winter and late spring. Ski/drive to the Cheakamus Lake parking lot. Follow the Cheakamus Lake trail for a few km to a junction, where the Helm creek trail branches off to the right. The former cable car across the Cheakamus River has now been replaced with a bridge.

Route

A marked trail switch-backs up the hill on the south side of the river, then levels off. The trail stays left on Helm Creek and slowly climbs into Helm Creek Meadows

Hazards

  1. Avalanche hazard on the meadow slopes

Trail Conditions