Tele Line

Vail

Great introduction to East Vail Chutes

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
2.6 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
790 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
31˚
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Description

Tele Line is the furthest drop in off Benchmark/Mill Creek road before the road starts to bend to the northwest. Tele Line is east facing, so the snow quality isn't always great. The entrance is a cliff band/boulder garden with fun air options, or it is easily navigated around. The rest of the run is wide open undulating terrain with multiple convexities. The entire run is very straight forward and offers excellent views of the rest of the East Vail Chutes. To exit this area back to the bus to Vail, follow the drainage to a trail that parallels the highway. Take it easy on the run out.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

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