Sunny Glade

Crested Butte

A quick clear steep pitch in the middle of a thick tree section in the trees between Big Chute and Headwall Glades

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
273 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
138 m
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
38˚
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Description

Sunny Glade is a quick clearing in the middle off the thick tree section between Big Chute and Headwall Glades that is a great place to go when visibility is limited on the High Lift. Not more than a few hundred feet, it is a steep, typically bumped gladed area above the Figure 11 Chutes. It is a great stash on powder days. It is accessed from the Half Pipe Gully off the top of the High Lift, or by traversing skier's right off the midway High 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

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