Sniktau Northeast Face

Loveland

Expert steeps off I-70

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
714 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.9 km
Gradient
33˚
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Sniktau Northeast Face Map

Description

Similar to the southeast face, this isolated zone has more potential to slide at the top but also comes with a larger drop in area with less consequences further down the ridgeline. The lines to the skier's right include a number of cliffs and exposed rock features that pose an extreme hazard in the event of a slide. Dropping in further to the skier's left is still steep but with much less exposure. Upon entering tree line push towards skier's left and follow the terrain down to the Herman Gulch at exit 218. There is a bridge to cross the creek.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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
  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Skins

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