X-Files

Park City and Deer Valley

Gladed evergreens after a short hike

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
748 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
192 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
24˚
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Description

Broad evergreen forests cover some of the slopes of Deer Valley. The area was almost completely clear cut when at the peak of mining operations. The forests have grown back. X-Files is one such area. This is a moderately gladed slope of evergreen trees. Here you will find almost 1,000 vertical feet, and a wide area of fantastically spaced trees. Powdery snow is often preserved by the shade and north facing slope for days after a storm. To get here, go left at the top of Empire Express, then follow the right side of Orion and go through the gate to Daily Bowl and Chutes. Skate or hike along the traverse. Ski past the entrance to Chute Ten. X-Files are the trees beyond the entrance to the chute.

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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