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Beaver Creek

The elk gullet that let's you run wild

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
392 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
32˚
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Description

Drop into this area anywhere from the Royal Elk traverse line. This wide swath of trees starts with a steep tree section that leads into a small powder field band. Then you will intertwine through another tree band that will shortly open up to a much larger powder glade of epic proportions. It may take you several runs to figure out your best line, but most will ski the center field from this approach that is filled with gorgeous rolling features, some boulder mounds, and huge ripping powder lines. This will dump you out onto a cat trail which leads you back to Grouse. I find people often collide at this intersection so slow down and be aware.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

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.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees

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