Rock Face

Beaver Creek

A high-risk and unfriendly face

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
642 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
330 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
48˚
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Description

This tempting powder face looks like the best run on the mtn, but is quite deceiving. The face receives much sun and slides frequently, leaving a thin crust hiding a shallow rock surface just beneath. Do this on a low avy threat pow day when the conditions are just right. Or you can just ski the Brewbomb on the left shoulder which is safer and more fun. Just don’t ski the right side and if you do by accident, ski left! Don’t go right into the small gulch, bad news bears for this author a while back.

Difficulty

Severe

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

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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