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Map Key

0.6

Miles

0.9

KM

Ski Line

11,374' 3,467 m

High

10,831' 3,301 m

Low

72' 22 m

Up

614' 187 m

Down

22%

Avg Slope (13°)

40%

Max Slope (22°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

Conditions vary from month to month, and from year to year. If you're expecting amazing turns all year round, this isn't your place. If you just want to get some turns in over the summer, this is it. It can be pretty manky, dirty and difficult in general, but that's half the fun!

Need to Know

*As of the 22/23 Season, parking has now changed from $5 to @20 pre vehicle at the lot, this place gets busy (heavily travelled), and storms roll in pretty quickly, so be prepared.

Description

There is snow here all year round (it got pretty thin, especially that bad year - yeah, you remember that year). There was still snow, but not too much during that bad year.

Beyond summertime fun, it should be noted that the epic and steep east face overlooking St Marys Lake has not only slid several times, but also taken lives. When descending skiers right of the glacier down to the lake, one is entering avalanche terrain in an otherwise "safe" ski.

Shared By:

Eric Internicola with improvements by Jake Albright

Trail Ratings

  2.8 from 11 votes

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in Indian Peaks

#614

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  2.8 from 11 votes
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in Indian Peaks

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in Colorado

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Photos

St. Marys
May 1, 2018 near Central…, CO
Pow on the steep lower glacier.
Jan 20, 2023 near Central…, CO
Skiing Lower St Mary's on September26, 2020.  Shredtember Suncup turns.
Oct 11, 2020 near Central…, CO
Near the base of Saint Mary's Glacier (looking back at the lake).  Photo position is lookers right, above the lake.
Mar 14, 2015 near Central…, CO
My mom, skiing the glacier.
Mar 12, 2015 near Winter…, CO
My mom, hiking up the glacier, carrying her skis in an A-Frame.
Mar 12, 2015 near Central…, CO
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