Solar Junkyard / Magic Carpet

Crested Butte

Salida

Solar Junkyard and Magic Carpet form the skier's left hand side of Third Bowl after Solar Plexus and High Exit are joined by the Lower Third Bowl entrance from Phoenix Bowl.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
208 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
142 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
47˚
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Solar Junkyard / Magic Carpet Map

Description

Solar Junkyard and Magic Carpet form the skier's left hand side of Third Bowl after Solar Plexus and High Exit are joined by the Lower Third Bowl entrance from Phoenix Bowl. After skiing High Exit or Solar Plexus, you'll find Solar Junkyard, a slightly gladed east-facing pitch, on your left as you merge with Lower Third Bowl. The left hand side of the Solar Junkyard shoulder isn't as exposed to the sun and drops off into a small chute next to the Third Bowl / Big Hourglass rope line known as the Magic Carpet. There are some rock moves in here as it funnels back into Lower Third Bowl next to Solar Junkyard.

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
  • Walk Required

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