Phaser Trees

Crested Butte

A steep thicker tree section on the far skiers left of the Sock it to Me Ridge.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
215 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
114 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
37˚
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Description

Phaser Trees is a steep tree section at the end of Sock it to Me Ridge between Cess Pool and Last Steep. While it is the easiest way down the Sock it to me Ridge, don't take it lightly, as the steep terrain is pretty well covered with trees, especially at the bottom. However Phaser is a great place to find powder stashes well after a storm. There is also a cliff band on the skiers left side toward Last Steep. Phaser can be accessed from the bottom of right of Hawk's Nest, or by skiing the Sock it to Me Ridge left past Cess Pool. Exit via the trail at the bottom to Black Eagle and East River Lift.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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