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Ski Lines in Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area - 54

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Favorite The Rotten Spine
Very Difficult Very Difficult

The Rotten Spine

0.1 mi 0.2 km • -362 ft Descent • -110.44 m Descent

Taos Sk…, NM
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Favorite Taos Ski Valley from near treeline in the North Peace trib
Difficult Difficult

The Peace Chute

0.8 mi 1.2 km • -1,855 ft Descent • -565.35 m Descent

Taos Sk…, NM
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Favorite March 7, 2018 ~ thin snowpack in the Taos range
Difficult Difficult

Hidden Chute

0.7 mi 1.1 km • -1,486 ft Descent • -452.85 m Descent

Taos Sk…, NM
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Favorite K9 Couloir
Difficult Difficult

K9 Couloir

0.3 mi 0.5 km • -917 ft Descent • -279.47 m Descent

Taos Sk…, NM
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Favorite Shredding
Difficult Difficult

Craig's Line

0.7 mi 1.1 km • -1,701 ft Descent • -518.33 m Descent

Taos Sk…, NM
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Favorite Stable conditions during January 2016
Very Difficult Very Difficult

Wildy 3 ~ Eastern Philosophy

0.5 mi 0.8 km • -1,387 ft Descent • -422.79 m Descent

Taos Sk…, NM
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Favorite No fall zone ~ the harrowing traverse in the middle of the Ray of Light Couloir
Very Difficult Very Difficult

Ray of Light Couloir

0.4 mi 0.7 km • -1,178 ft Descent • -358.91 m Descent

Taos Sk…, NM
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Favorite What's Yours from the top of the K9 Couloir
Very Difficult Very Difficult

The Pyramid - 3

0.2 mi 0.4 km • -753 ft Descent • -229.47 m Descent

Taos Sk…, NM
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Favorite Stable conditions during January 2016
Very Difficult Very Difficult

Wildy 4 ~ Enter the Dragon

0.4 mi 0.6 km • -1,321 ft Descent • -402.67 m Descent

Taos Sk…, NM
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Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area Skiing

  • 18 Miles 29 Kilometers of Descents
  • 54 ski lines
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 6 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 61 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Ascents in Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area - 14

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0.8 mi 1.4 km #1Vorndran's Approach
Intermediate Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.6 mi 1.0 km #2Williams Lake Alternate
Intermediate Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.4 mi 2.2 km #3Simpson Peak - Wheeler Peak South Ridge
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.4 mi 2.2 km #4West Simpson Saddle Approach
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Lake Fork - Sin Nombre Ridge
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.9 mi 3.1 km #6Kachina Peak Main
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.2 mi 0.3 km #7Hiker Parking to Bavarian
Easy Easy
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Easy Easy
Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.7 mi 2.7 km #8Lake Fork Primitive Route
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.9 mi 1.4 km #9Kachina Peak to Lake Fork Ridge Route
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Lake Fork East Ridge
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.2 mi 0.3 km #11What's Mine Ascent
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.1 mi 0.2 km #12Wildy Bowl Crossover
Intermediate Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.2 mi 0.3 km #13Patrol Hut Ascent
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.7 mi 2.7 km #14Williams Lake Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM

Photos of Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area - 76

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K9 Couloir
Jan 16, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
The first to climb Kachina Peak enjoy fresh April powder on Main Street, as the second group looks on from the skin track
Jan 16, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Rock hoppy fun in the sun in the Taos backcountry
Jan 24, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Climbing to the goods in the Taos backcountry
Feb 10, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
March 7, 2018 ~ thin snowpack in the Taos range
Mar 7, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Shredding
Feb 14, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
Top of Deception!
Oct 1, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
Arriving at Middle Fork Lake
Dec 12, 2020 near Taos Sk…, NM

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