A classic Berthoud Pass cliff.

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Extreme

Description

Hitting Triple Rock is sort of a right of passage for many Berthoud Pass skiers.

The cliff can be hit many ways: (1) from the top airing over everything, (2) from the middle on skier's left as two smaller drops, or (3) from just above the middle on skiers right as a single drop.

There are other ways to jump off of Triple Rock, but these are the recommended ways. Be aware that, like many of the cliffs at Berthoud Pass, Triple Rock has a rather flat landing so it's worth waiting for snow conditions to be very favorable.

Fortunately, the cliff has a northerly aspect and is surrounded by trees.

So, snow generally stays colder and is less easily blown away on Triple Rock. The top of Triple Rock is only about 200 vertical feet above the parking lot, so skiing here is all about hitting the cliff.

If you are not jumping off the cliff, it is advised that you avoid the area so the landing and snow stay in better shape for those who will.