Hershey Highway

Stowe

A short hike/sidestep some wide side country glades.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
878 m
Ascent
18 m
Descent
84 m
Low Point
861 m
High Point
933 m
Gradient
19˚
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Description

Hershey Highway offers the solitude of a backcountry run, without the dangers associated with skiing in The Notch. This makes Hershey Highway a locals favorite. The approach route follows the Long Trail which is marked with white blazes. Start by heading off the backside of Sterling Peak. Once at Sterling Pond, you can pick up the Long Trail. There are a few landmarks that indicate you are going in the right direction, you should see a tent platform and a shelter. Once you pass these, begin looking for the drop in. These wide glades are fairly obvious from above and offer some of the best tree skiing on the mountain. There are a number of different places to ski down from, all of which end on Shuttle. Be aware that despite it’s proximity to the slope, this area is still considered out of bounds and is therefore not patrolled.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Face
  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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