Pat's Knob

Loveland

Quick and easy access to an intermediate backcountry face

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
436 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.7 km
Gradient
31˚
Pat's Knob Map

Pat's Knob is a southeast facing zone, above tree line located directly across I-70 from the Loveland Valley Ski Area. With easier access than the Trelease bowl, this area is often one of the first to see lines on it. Snowpack can be dangerous until things settle in the late season, so saving this one for springtime is a good call. Consistently steep and open from the top, pockets of trees start to appear about halfway down. After a good season it's possible to ski all the way back to the parked cars at the bottom of exit 216.

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

April, May, June

Features

  • Trees

Equipment required

  • Skins

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