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East Vail Approach

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Length

0.4 Miles 0.7 Kilometers


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Elevation

291' 89 m

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13%

Avg Slope (7°)

20%

Max Slope (11°)

11,813' 3,601 m

High

11,522' 3,512 m

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Avalanche risk for Feb 19, 2018: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

Full forecast for CAIC: Vail and Summit — Brought to you by CO Avalanche Information Center

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Easy access to popular, dangerous terrain. People die here regularly. Seriously.

Nick Wilder

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This is an easy approach to a deadly area. If you are not supremely knowledgable in local conditions and how to evaluate avalanche risk, do not come here. People often make the mistake of following others and get in serious trouble. Do NOT follow others here.

Many skiers have died in the terrain accessed from here. Very good ones.

Other than that, there's not much to this one. There's an obvious gate at the top of the Mongolia lift - go that way, and on to the summit. Some people skin; many just bootpack it. The views from the top are spectacular.

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Feb 9, 2017
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