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18 mi 29 km of descents 55 Featured Ski Lines

Easy Trails 4 Trails Intermediate Trails 22 Trails Hard Trails 46 Trails

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Featured Ski Lines in Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area - 55

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Favorite The Rotten Spine
Extremely Difficult

The Rotten Spine

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

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

The Peace Chute

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

(1) Taos Sk…, NM
Favorite March 7, 2018 ~ thin snowpack in the Taos range
Intermediate/Difficult

Hidden Chute

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

(1) Taos Sk…, NM
Favorite K9 Couloir
Difficult

K9 Couloir

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

(1) Taos Sk…, NM
Favorite Shredding
Difficult

Craig's Line

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

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

Ray of Light Couloir

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

(1) Taos Sk…, NM
Favorite Stable conditions during January 2016
Extremely Difficult

Wildy 3 ~ Eastern Philosophy

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

(1) Taos Sk…, NM

Ascents in Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area - 17

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0.8 mi 1.4 km #1Vorndran's Approach
Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.4 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.6 mi 1.0 km #2Williams Lake Alternate
Easy/Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Easy/Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
3.5 mi 5.6 km #3Wheeler Peak North Ridge
Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.6 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.4 mi 2.2 km #4Simpson Peak - Wheeler Peak South Ridge
Extremely Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Extremely Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Lake Fork - Sin Nombre Ridge
Extremely Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Extremely Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.4 mi 2.2 km #6West Simpson Saddle Approach
Intermediate/Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.9 mi 3.1 km #7Kachina Peak Main
Intermediate/Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
1.9 mi 3.1 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Highline Ridge
Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.8 mi 1.2 km #9Kachina Peak North Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
0.8 mi 1.2 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.7 mi 2.7 km #10Lake Fork Primitive Route
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
1.7 mi 2.7 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.2 mi 0.3 km #11Hiker Parking to Bavarian
Easy
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Easy
0.2 mi 0.3 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.9 mi 1.4 km #12Kachina Peak to Lake Fork Ridge Route
Intermediate/Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
0.9 mi 1.4 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.3 mi 0.5 km #13Lake Fork East Ridge
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
0.3 mi 0.5 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.2 mi 0.3 km #14Patrol Hut Ascent
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
0.2 mi 0.3 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.2 mi 0.3 km #15What's Mine Ascent
Difficult
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Difficult
0.2 mi 0.3 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
0.1 mi 0.2 km #16Wildy Bowl Crossover
Easy/Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Easy/Intermediate
0.1 mi 0.2 km Taos Ski Valley, NM
1.7 mi 2.7 km #17Williams Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Easy/Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Taos Ski Valley, NM

Photos of Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area - 74

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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
K9 Couloir
Jan 16, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Shredding
Feb 14, 2019 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
March 7, 2018 ~ thin snowpack in the Taos range
Mar 7, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Top of Deception!
Oct 1, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
Closer view of Rotten Spine
Jun 3, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM

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