Mary's Nipple

Breckenridge

Salida

A fun short tree run that gets steeper and tighter from top to bottom.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
161 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
52 m
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
31˚
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Description

Get to Mary's Nipple by taking the peak 10 backcountry gate from the top of the Falcon Super Chair. Follow the Ballroom Hike as high as you want to go, but in order access the Nipple, you only have to go about 3/4 of the way up. Take one of the Ballroom Lines down and stay skier's right. The first turns are steep and wide open. As the run heads further into the trees, the trees get tighter and more technical. Keep your eyes peeled as there are a few small cliffs scattered in the trees.

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, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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