Wilson Skin Track

North Madisons

Wilson Skin Track

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2.6 km
Ascent
313 m
Descent
42 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
40˚
Wilson Skin Track Map

From the parking lot, the summit is only about 3.5 miles, a good portion of which is on a groomed cross country ski trail. Sometimes you may not be able to drive all the way to the trailhead, so make sure you park out of the way, and DO NOT TRESPASS. From the Trailhead, travel north and slightly downhill into Middle Fork basin. You will pass several houses along this cross country ski trail. Just past Yellow Mountain, turn east off the groomer. You will be heading up a tight canyon, it is best to gain a slight bench on the north side of this feature, about 100 feet above the creek. Keep heading slightly left with Wilson in front of you. Soon you'll pop out at the bottom of the slide path and it will be straight forward form there.

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons