Mustang Gate Route

Breckenridge

Salida

The traverse route to take after you enter through the backcountry gate

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
364 m
Ascent
14 m
Descent
42 m
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
19˚
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Description

Not the most intense run in the park, and often not super easy to find, Mustang Gate is a nice simple way to escape the crowds of the ski area without much effort. Once you find the gate off the ridge, you will enter down a short steep slope. As you enter the bottom of the steep slope, you will look for an entrance into the woods skier's right. At this entrance, it will turn into an uphill traverse, and you will have to sidestep until you find the correct route through tight trees. From here, you will follow the traverse around the lower angle powder field until it cannot go any further.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees

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