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The entire Saratoga Bowl area is convoluted, The vast amount of trees, boulders, and narrow strips of open run makes it hard to discern particular runs.
Pathfinder is basically fall line from the entrance of Saratoga Bowl.
The entrance to Saratoga is just below the top of Apres Vous Quad (about a hundred feet below the ski patrol shack) through an opening in the trees on the skier’s left.
Pathfinder is accessed from the first major opening in trees just past the brown building.
From this opening let gravity do its thing.
Virtually impossible to describe, runs in Saratoga require an intimate knowledge of specific trees or boulders only gained from experience.
The good news is that there are no wrong ways, just follow your nose until you hit the boundary line, then hop on the Saratoga Bowl Traverse (an undulating, single-track traverse heading skier’s right) back to the Apres Vous Lift.