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Nice long decent off Peak 9 Summit
Difficult Ski Touring
- 1.6 km
- 0 m
- 532 m
Now at the Summit of Crystal Peak, the only route to descend into the chute starts skier's left on the small open snow field. Use caution on this little face, and start to look for the entrance to your skier's right. As your enter into the chute, it can be thin with high exposure. Once you make it into the chute, you enjoy nice steep turns all the way to the bottom. Follow the exit out to hike the saddle and back to Breckenridge Ski Area. If you are shuttling at Spruce Creek, and have the energy, then you will have to hike back to the Summit of Peak 10. You will follow the same skin you used from the skin area to access the summit, and ski the South Face out to the bottom. Follow the exit route out under Herb's Bowl to the Spruce Creek Trailhead. It all funnels into one trail eventually to the bottom.
Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.