Left West Wall

Crested Butte

Steep tree skiing through rocky terrain and fun lines.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
188 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
89 m
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
31˚
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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 last section is Left West Wall, which consists of shorter lines with playful airs and fun lines. The Left has a few open sections that have fun "mini golf" lines such as the Field Goal. The farthest left flank can be accessed from the right treeline boundary of Keystone, a groomed run to the base area. West Wall runs out onto Ruby Chief, so be careful for skiers underneath you.

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.

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