The Fifty – Spearhead Traverse, British Columbia, Canada. Episode 10 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

May 3rd, 2019

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This episode is a little different with minimal climbing and nothing radical on the descent as this “Classic” line is a ski tour traverse that links Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in British Columbia, Canada.

The ski tour first done over the course of many days in the 1970’s has now become a test piece for ski mo racers seeking speed and records for the 23-kilometre tour. Over the past few months The Fifty Project has lead to Cody doing the most ski touring he’s done in his life and he feels he has a good chance to take the FKT (Fastest Known Time) for completing this traverse.  Does he do it?


Cody, a man on a mission.

For more on Cody’s project to ski all the lines outlined in the book The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America, head for The Fifty Instagram page.