Peak 5 Return

Breckenridge

Salida

The correct route to return to the ski area

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
994 m
Ascent
9 m
Descent
140 m
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
15˚
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Description

Breckenridge is one of the most popular destinations in the world for all of kinds of skiers. With that being said, it important that you respect their policies to not only ensure your safety, but also the safety of other skiers. This is the route you must follow in cooperation with ski patrol. If you try to enter back to the ski area through the bottom of the Permanent Closure, you risk not only yourself, but the safety of others. Follow this route with speed because as you start towards the ski area, you will be crossing a slope. This slope though short, is still steep enough to slide, so use caution. As you cross this slope, you will start to enter some trees. As you enter through the trees, you will be back in the ski area boundary. Make sure you keep your speed as best you can because it will be flat as you follow the traverse back to the Kensho Chair.

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.

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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