Beaver Bowl 5

Arapahoe Basin

Open bowl skiing to tight tree skiing

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
434 m
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.7 km
Gradient
33˚
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Description

This route can be accessed far skier's right off the Zuma Bowl Cornice. After you get off Lenawee, go right like you are going to Zuma Bowl. Follow along the cornice of the bowl, but instead of dropping in the bowl, you will drop back towards the highway. As your drop into the bowl, the slope will favor skier's right. You will be skiing along the skier's right of the slope and then back skier's left across a flat spot. In this flat spot, you will see a large cornice that has built up, After getting across the flat spot, you will then drop back into some tight trees. Follow the route out to the exit at the bottom. This will be a very long tight tree run and it is possible to go too far skier's left here. Enjoy the solitude of the trees and be aware of the rocks exposed at the top of the bowl!

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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