Touchdown

Beaver Creek

The feel good backcountry run that feels like victory

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
929 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
344 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
32˚
Touchdown Map

Hike farther out, 3000-4000ft, past the cliff band and you will find a safer tree glade with a more mild pitch. You have gone to far if you ski under the “Bald Spot” dome. In considerable Avy conditions, this section can pose a runoff threat for those riding in the apron. Descend through more mild and open trees down to the gully. Be prepared for a long gully wash runout that may be more dangerous than the run itself.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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