Sam's

Berthoud Pass

A wind scoured shot through trees

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
177 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
77 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
37˚
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Description

Sam's is just to skier's left of Nelson's, and the two are very similar. Sam's is a 250 foot shot through the trees that often gets very wind scoured. Because the snow is often very firm in Sam's it can be a good place to check out when avalanche danger is high.

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

Features

  • Trees

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