The Professor

Arapahoe Basin

A vanity free ride face directly across from Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
684 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
322 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.7 km
Gradient
34˚
The Professor Map

The Professor starts with a steep open face that spits into an avalanche chute. The entire Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will be able to see the turns you leave behind. At the very top there is usually a sizable cornice that must be carefully navigated around. Once skier has dropped in, the pitch is consistent down to where the snow meets the tree line. Most users will exit skiers left to meet up with the hairpin turn that the pass road makes, but during great seasons it may be possible to continue all the way to the highway at the bottom.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June

Equipment required

  • Skins

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