Sun Steps

Crested Butte

Slightly gladed playful terrain with some drops

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
202 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
41 m
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
19˚
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Description

The Sun Steps are a section of slightly gladed terrain with playful features and small drops, slightly atypical of Crested Butte terrain. The Sun Steps are accessed by a small traverse and side step up to the top of a knoll that begins the section. If you want to skip the side step, you could cut in directly from the Phoenix Steps area, but it significantly diminishes the vertical of an already small run. The terrain faces northeast, so it gets a little more sun that the surrounding terrain. From the Sun Steps, continue onto the Rock N Roll Glades, or cut out on to the Phoenix Steps. Be aware that Rock N Roll Glades ends with the Dead End Chutes, so be aware of where you are going.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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