Center Westwall

Crested Butte

Steep tree skiing with fun chutes and bony airs.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
138 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
79 m
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
37˚
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Description

The West Wall of Paradise Bowl is a quietly gnarly area consisting of steep trees, decent cliffs, and fast lines. The Ruby Road runs along the top of the West Wall out to Keystone. The second section is Center West Wall. Center West Wall has longer vertical than its flank mates, with technical steep alleys that make for awesome skiing. The skier's right of Center has a large cliff know has the Pitcher's Mound (or 3 Way) that runs quickly out of Ruby Chief. Be cautious on your runouts, as people skiing Ruby Chief may be lurking below.

Difficulty

Severe

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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