Guardsman Glade

Park City and Deer Valley

Lower angle advanced off piste terrain, skiers left of Hawkeye

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
947 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
199 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
28˚
Guardsman Glade Map

Guardsman Glade is an unmarked piece of terrain between Bandana and Hawkeye. Skiers who follow the Ruby Express lift line will find gentle black terrain, moguls and widely spaced trees. There is a small rock garden to be aware of as the terrain steepens shortly after entering. Staying left offers lower angle terrain, while going right gives skiers a chance to test their skills on more challenging features. Going further right offers less tracked conditions, and often fresh turns, but very tight tree spacing. There are two exists. The first is to stay right at the power lines, and traverse out to Hawkeye. The second exit can be found by skiing to the bottom of the glade to the rope line, and following a worn bumpy narrow path to the right, again to Hawkeye. Guardsman Glade is a great introduction to unmarked off piste conditions. The slope is lower angle, and the moguls, when formed, tend to be less intimidating than more challenging black diamond runs. Skiers should be comfortable with mellower advanced terrain, moguls, trees, and navigating unmarked obstacles.

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, December

Features

  • Trees

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