The Roll

Berthoud Pass

A great scouting route with the potential for deep turns.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
820 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
180 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
33˚
The Roll Map

The Roll is so named because it's top is a large, often wind loaded, convexity. Be very aware of the avalanche danger before skiing this route as it avalanches often.

Description

If conditions are right The Roll can provide very enjoyable bowl skiing. You'll often find that people have built a jump on the skier's left side, which can be enjoyable as well. Another benefit of The Roll is visual access one can get to other west side routes after skiing it.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Skins

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