Slide Brook (Door #2)

Sugarbush

A low angle, open glade deep in the Slide Brook backcountry.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
212 m
Low Point
449 m
High Point
662 m
Gradient
19˚
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Slide Brook (Door #2) Map

Description

Take the North Lynx Triple to the peak and enter the backcountry gate to Slide Brook. After you pass under the Slide Brook lift, Door #2 is the second entrance into the woods. These woods are a little wider and less steep than Door #1 and are a good option for first timers. The first section of the Door #3 is semi-tight mixed conifers, somewhat similar to Egan’s Woods on Lincoln Peak. After about 150 feet you’ll cross the snowmobile road for the first time, ignore this and continue down into the woods. After this the pitch mellows out a bit and the glade becomes open hardwoods. There is plenty of room to explore in this open forest if you’re searching for fresh tracks. Eventually you’ll hit the snowmobile track, just above the brook. Follow this out to the road and wait for the bus to stop and pick you up. The bus will take you to Mount Ellen or Lincoln Peak depending on which direction it’s going. Like any backcountry area, go with a partner and bring a cell phone in case of emergency. Slide Brook is not patrolled and rescue will take a long time to reach you.

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

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