The Ballroom

Breckenridge

Salida

A fun and wide open tree run that gets steeper and tighter from top to bottom.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
550 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
203 m
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
33˚
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The Ballroom Map

Description

At the start of the Ballroom, you will see a wide open face that has a very mellow pitch that runs into steep trees. Snow tends to load up in the upper section, and is typically very soft and fun, but can also be very wind packed. There are several chutes that run out into the upper Lehman Valley that will vary in pitch and tree density. Toward the bottom as it becomes flat, beware of a small creek that will be on the skier's left side of the valley. Staying high and right will help you avoid the river and find some more good snow before running out into Upper Lehman. Be aware that roped closures are present due to flat run outs and creek beds, and are very much a hazard until mid to late February. Keep in mind this area is NOT controlled, it is out of bounds.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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