Horseshoe Nose

Crested Butte

The steep end of the Horseshoe Ridge, offering bony airs and mini spines.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
259 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
93 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
34˚
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Description

Horseshoe Nose, which lies at the far skier's left of the Horseshoe Ridge, offers a quick but gnarly section of bony airs and steep chutes. To access the Nose, take the Yellow Brick Road from Ruby Chief for a short traverse until you see signs for Horseshoe and Horseshoe Springs. Stay right along the ridge, past the Horseshoe moguls and trees until you find yourself on top of cliffs, and the ridge starts descending. This is the Horseshoe Nose. The left side offers steep lines down the nose, while the right offers gnarlier airs and chutes. The nose runs out on the Breakfast Trail and Ruby Chief.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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