The Riverbed

Stowe

A frozen riverbed that’s almost as wide as a ski trail.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
635 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
240 m
Low Point
642 m
High Point
882 m
Gradient
29˚
The Riverbed Map

The Riverbed is no secret, in fact it’s one of the most popular unmarked glades on the mountain. But that doesn’t make it any less of a treat. As you ski down Chin Clip, look to skiers right. About half way down you’ll see a sideslip entrance into a tight little gully. From here, it looks deceptively difficult. But after you enter, it opens up into a 12-14 foot wide gully. Changes are you’ll see other people skiing it as well. There are a few small mandatory ice cliffs that are easy to negotiate. About half way down you’ll see an orange rope, this was put here to prevent skiers from sending it off a large waterfall into a pool of water. Traverse out of the riverbed into the woods to the right. From there you can ski a wide hardwood glade called Whitewater or cut back into The Riverbed. Both options end on Chin Clip Runout.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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