"Black Mamba"

Aspen

Steep, Experts Only

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
192 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
113 m
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

"Black Mamba" is a lesser known hidden gem found by staying skier's left as you access Kristi's from the top of North Star. This is one of the steeper and tighter inbounds spots on Aspen Mountain. It starts tight, and stays tight all the way down to the cat track that takes you back out toward the Couch Chair and Gent's ridge. A favorite by locals, you can find small pillows and cliffs, but narrow and tight landings mean you have to be on your game as the chutes are bordered by pines.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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