Knot Slot

Copper Mountain

Salida

Ski into the steepest pitch for a few turns off West Ridge.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
416 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
143 m
Low Point
3.6 km
High Point
3.7 km
Gradient
36˚
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This steep chute is for the most advanced skiers and riders. Depending on the conditions you may have mandatory airs and jump turns to make your way down this zone. 200 ft total length from top to bottom and littered with rocks and natural moguls that will form through the season. You will have a chance to view the line while riding up Mountain Chief lift. Not for the faint of heart.

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs

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