Windows #3

Breckenridge

Salida

A steep, gladed tree run with wide open sections for expert skiers.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
280 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
131 m
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
32˚
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Windows #3 Map

Description

Access Windows #3 either from the chair E gate, or by hiking up the peak 9 access road about 500 yards the Mercury Superchair. If entering in below at chair E, expect a long traverse out, to a very steep chute that starts wide open, then gets very tight, and finally spits you out into the run out. If accessing Windows #3 from the peak 9 access road hike, there will be 2-3 clearly seen chutes that the skier can choose from. All of these chutes will be wide open for 100-200 meters, then get tight and drop off into the run out. Two things to look out for while skiing out of Windows #3, are low hanging branches at about head level, and stumps in the run out track itself. There will be multiple tracks out, so stay high and right so you can navigate the run out more slowly.

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

Features

  • Trees

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