Skull Bite

Berthoud Pass

A rocky, north aspect chute

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
621 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
175 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
35˚
Skull Bite Map

Skull Bite is in an area that gets a lot of wind, so often the top is very rocky. When the snow is good this can be a very fun line to ski fast because of its consistent pitch. The abundance of rocks outcroppings and wind in this area can make it a prime place for a thin snowpack and avalanche activity, so be aware.

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

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