Marjorie Bowl

Arapahoe Basin

Open bowl just beyond the boundary of Arapahoe Basin

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
573 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.9 km
Gradient
38˚
Marjorie Bowl Map

Starting off with a lot of exposure, it may be necessary to hike down into the face to avoid going over rocks where the wind has scoured off the snow. Heading to skiers left will provide the easiest entry with more challenging couloirs to the right. The initial descent will be very steep followed by a long and consistent ride out with plenty of room to lay into those powder turns. Keep skiers left to head back inbounds of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area or continue down the center fall line to meet up with the pass road. Users will encounter flat sections on the way out so touring equipment or snowshoes are required.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

February, March, April, May

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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