Mini Headwall

Aspen

A very steep and short hidden double black diamond in the woods.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
399 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
96 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
23˚
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Mini Headwall Map

Description

To get to this locals secret take Zugspitze about three quarters of the way down. When it flattens out look for a narrow trail going to the left into the woods. Take this trail and it will take you to a little clearing. Then head downhill for a few hundred feet until you reach the Mini Headwall. The Mini Headwall isn't marked on the map but it's approximately double black diamond steepness and about 200ft long. This is a locals favorite and great run to work on steeps without a lot of commitment as it's very short and it flattens out after the steep section. This is an ideal place to ski your first double black diamond.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees

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