Skier's Left of Triple Rock

Berthoud Pass

Short and steeper tree skiing.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
235 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
94 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
38˚
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Description

This pitch of tree skiing has a few small drops in it, including a "field goal" drop through which you take off in between two trees. Depending on the wind direction, snow will sometimes load into this zone rather deeply. This is a doubled edged sword: you can potentially find great snow, but there are sections in which the trees are widely spaced and can become avalanche prone.

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, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Skins

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