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West Corner

Arapahoe Basin


Open powder field with some wind scoured exposure

Freeride Skiing Moderate

822 m
0 m
344 m
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.9 km
West Corner Map

Starting at the top of the road where the ridgeline for Mt. Snikau starts, users can hike along the edge until finding a suitable drop zone. Most of this area is south facing and above tree line therefore exposure to wind and sun is high and can make for inconsistent snow pack. This area sees very little if no traffic and is a great place to go on a busy weekend when the lines on the east side of the divide are tracked. Having a ride waiting for you at the bottom of the hairpin turn is going to be ideal since there might be less traffic going your way back up. Lastly there may not be a bootpack here, so be ready to post hole, or bring your touring equipment.



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between December and May


  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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