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Tower 10 Cliffs

Crystal Mountain

A steep section below the chair crosshatched with rock bands.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

142 m
0 m
66 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
1.7 km
Tower 10 Cliffs Map

This steep section is just below the chair, adding an element of showmanship to this short open face. Two rock bands run horizontally across this steep face. The challenge here is during low snow conditions when the apron below these drops is strewn with rocks. As the snow fills in, this slope becomes easier to navigate. The far left side is mostly rock-free and doesn't require a drop off a cliff. This is where the majority of people go. Watch for low chairs at the top of this steep section, which is Tower 10. Choose right or left of the chairline here, as the rope line below separates the two. Below the second rock band, the slope opens up again. Watch for open water in the gully below. This is a creek, and it takes a good amount of snow before it is filled in. When in doubt stay on the skier's left high-side of the creek. This is the lower section of Northway Run and can be groomed once there's enough snow. Follow this run to the bottom of the lift for another lap. Note that once through the gates to Northway, cliffs and other hazards are not marked. This is avalanche prone terrain. Carry the proper equipment and ski/ride with a partner.



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.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.


  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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