Access to Peak 5 Chutes


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The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.


You will find the start of this hike at the very end of the Beyond Bowl.

You must enter through the access gate.

Also please understand the permanent closure marked on the generic Breckenridge Trail Map.

Do NOT ski this.

If you ski through this area, the ski resort has the right to arrest you.

If you are unsure as to where the Permanent Closure is, it starts right where the gate is, and ends where the rock garden ends.

If you are still unsure, consult with patrol before heading up.

The hike is pretty flat and easy to navigate.

It is usually easier to hike off the snow on the summer hiking trail and then hike back towards the snow.

The hike can keep going as far you want to explore other options along the Ten Mile Range.