Willy's Wide Staircase

Arapahoe Basin

Steep bootpack up from inbounds

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
240 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
164 m
Low Point
3.7 km
High Point
3.8 km
Gradient
40˚
Willy's Wide Staircase Map

Heading out along the east wall traverse, the staircase is a steep climb up and a steep ride down. If you don't have to be the first one to post hole, than you should have no issue climbing up, and if you are first than you will enjoy some epic steep, and deep turns on the way down. There is a left and right side to descend with the route up spitting through the middle.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Walk Required

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