Hershey Squirts

Stowe

The inbounds continuation of Hershey Highway.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
490 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
141 m
Low Point
684 m
High Point
825 m
Gradient
22˚
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Hershey Squirts Map

Description

Hershey Squirts is the name given to the unmarked slot off Shuttle, beginning right where mainline Hershey Highway ends. If you are coming from other variations, you may have to continue farther down to find the entrance. Hershey Squirts begins with a tight, cut chute that descends the valley wall through conifers. This was maintained by locals looking to create powder stashes. Unlike the tight evergreen chutes on Mount Mansfield, the evergreen glades at Smuggs usually have more paths to take. Usually involving a tree in the middle, with a way around to either side. This makes them more similar to New Hampshire glades Vermont glades. When you get lower down, the glades get much bigger with more opportunities for turns. Hershey Squirts ends on a traverse with a drainage to the right. This takes you out to Lower Rumrunner.

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

Features

  • Face
  • Trees

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