Perfect Trees / Tea Cup Bowl

Berthoud Pass

Tree skiing in a small bowl

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
1 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
271 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
27˚
Perfect Trees / Tea Cup Bowl Map

As the name suggests, Perfect Trees has a some excellently spaced trees for glade skiing. Because Perfect Trees has a southern aspect, it is often best to ski it with new snow (as long as the avalanche conditions allow). Towards the bottom of perfect trees you will find a small bowl; Teacup Bowl. Be very aware that avalanche conditions in Tea Cup Bowl are often far more dangerous than the rest of Perfect Trees. Tea Cup Bowl is a small bowl with a variety of small cliffs in it (5'-15').

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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