Mushroom Cliffs Bowl

Crested Butte

Salida

Mushroom Cliffs Bowl has playful pillows and steep trees on the skier's right hand boundary of Third Bowl

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
202 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
84 m
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
35˚
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Description

Mushroom Cliffs Bowl is the skier's right edge of upper Third Bowl accessed via a hairy traverse that winds through trees from the top of Third Bowl. Take your time on this traverse as a couple hop turns may be necessary. You can find pillows on your left in the trees or keep it on your feet in the natural drainage. As the bowl naturally takes you left towards the bottom of Upper Parachute and Close Call, you'll have the option to head right and traverse into Good Luck Glades, continue down the fall line into Lower Parachute, or head left to parts of Solar Plexus. All options can still catch Low Exit back into Phoenix or into Lower Third Bowl.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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