Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Need to Know
The entire Roberts Creek Ski and the Flora Creek Approach are in numerous avalanche paths, so be cautious. If you are not skilled in avalanche awareness or have beginner to medium ski skills, it is best not to venture out into this area. You need to be very self sufficient to ski in these areas.
This approach assumes that you have skied Mines 1 or 2, or the Mines Shoulder (there are avalanche concerns on these ski runs) in the Vortex/Frazier River Drainage. After that, you would need to use the 6.3/6.5 Approach to the top of the 6.3/6.5 Ski Run
After that is completed, you'll need to skin across the Roberts Creek Approach
to the Roberts Creek Ski Run
. Drop in on the Roberts Creek NW shoulder in the Roberts Creek drainage (there are avalanche concerns on this Ski Run).
After arriving in the Roberts Creek Drainage, ski up the left side of the drainage, not quite to where the trees end and cut back left. Look for pink survey tape, this will mark our entrance into the trees on the left side. Follow this short but strenuous skin to the drop-in point for Flora Shoulder/Creek.
On different years, it might be possible to go higher, but in 12/2018 this was the end of the skiable snow.
Shared By: Kevin Gillest