Wow Ridge

Vail

Wow Widge

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
479 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
205 m
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
29˚
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Description

There are big rocks (not quite cliffs), a stream bed at the bottom, and a lot of deadfall hiding in the snow. All in all, this is only good during a really deep snowpack. From the Wow run, hardly anyone seems to stay on the ridge to the top of the aspen glade at the end. It's much more tempting to peel off right. But give this a try if the snowpack is very deep. The snow can be shockingly deep in this little pocket. It's very well protected and almost never gets sun or wind affected. On your first trip, be careful of the stream at the bottom!

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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