East Ridge 9

Breckenridge

Salida

Nice long decent off Peak 9 Summit

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
532 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
4 km
Gradient
34˚
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East Ridge 9 Map

Description

Access this line via Mercury SuperChair or E chair. Start from the Twin Chutes Hike and enter through the backcountry gate at the top of Twin Chutes. Follow the ridge of Peak 9 to Summit Peak 9. Follow the marked decent but be aware of coverage as this line does not always fill in well. Skis best in the Spring. Exit through the Windows via Rick's Runout. The bottom half bowl has been known to slide, so please be aware. Peak 9 Summit is a great run, with a lot of turns back into the ski area.

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, May, June, November, December

Equipment required

  • Skins

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