Moosehead

Crested Butte

Salida

Very steep, rocky bowl with tricky chutes and large airs.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
146 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
86 m
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
45˚
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Description

Moosehead is one of the pitches on the ridge that separates Third Bowl from Spellbound/Phoenix. It is usually closed because the terrain is extremely rocky and features very high consequence areas. When it is open, it is accessed from a gate in the skier's left of Close Call area in Third Bowl. The area is a very steep bowl with tricky chutes and many rocks. It empties out into Phoenix Bowl. Unless it's a huge snow year, try to stay left into the chutes that are easier to navigate but hard to enter as the trees on the rope line are very, very steep with some cliffs in them.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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