Partridge

Stowe

An expert glade with an interesting history.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
286 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
136 m
Low Point
777 m
High Point
914 m
Gradient
29˚
Partridge Map

Partridge refers to the patch of woods between Goat and Liftline/National. This patch of woods is very popular on powder days. Partridge begins right where Haychute connects with Goat. There is a somewhat discreet entrance into the woods, since these woods are just a sliver at the top, it doesn’t look like there’s anything there. The further down you go, the wider this patch of woods gets, leaving a deep evergreen forest for you to explore. As you continue down, the woods become less steep and more deciduous until you hit midway. From here you can connect to Lower National of Liftline. Partridge originally got its name after the local who skied over a partridge in this very glade. He killed it instantly when he skied over it. Not wanting it to go to waste, he took it home and put it stew that night. The name stuck.

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, December

Features

  • Face
  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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