Starr Woods

Stowe

Popular woods between Upper National/Liftline and Starr

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
624 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
289 m
Low Point
715 m
High Point
1 km
Gradient
32˚
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Description

Starr woods is one of the hardest unmarked glades at Stowe, it’s steep with many hidden obstacles to work around. Despite the challenges, it’s very popular among expert skiers. If you feel comfortable on Starr and want to jump in, Starr Woods is right there just waiting to be explored. It is possible to enter from the very top, but this entrance involves extremely tight woods so this way is not as popular. Most people enter from S53. This entrance involves decently spaced hardwood trees that a much more rippable. If you poke around you can find a few good cliff drops. Lower down there is a decent sized cliff band with an ice flow, just above Phil’s Zuggy. After that you have the option of skiing more natural glades or conecting to Lower Starr.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Face
  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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