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Dragontail Couloir

 9 votes

0.6 Miles 1.0 Kilometers


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Ascent

-1,698' -518 m

Descent

11,843' 3,610 m

High

10,145' 3,092 m

Low

53%

Avg Slope (28°)

123%

Max Slope (51°)

Unknown

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Fantastic springtime couloir skiing.

Eric Internicola

Need to Know

Cornice at the top of the couloir. There's rock fall potential, and this is definitely avalanche terrain. I recommend a springtime descent. About a quarter of the way down, you need to pop your gear off, and scramble across to the other side of the couloir.

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Fantastic springtime skiing. Nothing but grins, from ear to ear. This was my first Couloir skiing experience. We came in from the Flattop Trail, instead of climbing the couloir. We got in to ski around the latest part of the day you would want to be in there to ski it. Lots of rollerballs, but again, fantastic skiing. I'll probably head back there again sometime, after I get a bunch more done.

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Sep 20, 2017
JoshuaRichardson
0.6mi
Jun 4, 2017
Ben Richardson
We made it almost all the way up the left fork but stopped about 100 ft from the saddle due to insecure snow and exposed rock. A pretty serious wet... 5.2mi
May 5, 2017
Justin Palm
Good sized wet slide at the base of Dragon's Tail/Dead Elk. Looks icy and iffy due to much of the soft top layer sliding off the southern facing as...
Apr 16, 2017
Anfarwal Vr
w/ CH, went 2/3 up couloir since didn't have gear (and my 1st). Ate lunch at the lake. 4.5mi — 4h 30m
Apr 16, 2017
Ryan Overton
Mar 25, 2017
Jeremy Bauman
Mar 15, 2017
Josh Newman
Feb 16, 2017
Rob DeZonia
Awesome! Climbed in and road down skier's left. Steep and in my face up top!

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Avalanche risk for Nov 24, 2017: Moderate

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

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