The Halfpipe

Berthoud Pass

One of the easiest ways down from Hidden Knoll

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
533 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
130 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
22˚
The Halfpipe Map

Hidden Knoll is a prominence just beneath Current Creek Bench. The Halfpipe is a straightforward, low-angle route off the south side of Hidden Knoll. It follows a creek bed, so be aware that you are in a bit of a terrain trap if anything above you were to slide. However, avalanche danger in this area is often fairly low (but not always!).

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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, May, December

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