Smuggler's Knob

Crested Butte

Salida

Smuggler's Knob is the skier's right hand rope line area on a little bench under Good Luck Glades as it falls through steep, fun terrain into Lower Third Bowl.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
164 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
59 m
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
34˚
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Smuggler's Knob Map

Description

Smuggler's Knob is found skier's right on the Third Bowl rope line if you've stayed right in Good Luck Glades. As you stay right you'll have fun options open up through some glades with small rock options on the left as you merge back into Lower Third Bowl. If you stay right towards the rope line you'll get into Big Tree Chute and finish at the bottom of 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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