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Saint Mary's Glacier

Intermediate
 2.8 (11)

A summer ski destination!


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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

Need to Know

Parking is $5 at the lot, this place gets busy (heavily travelled), and storms roll in pretty quickly, so be prepared.

Description

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!

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. Enough to slide on though.

Shared By:

Eric Internicola with improvements by Jake Albright

Trail Ratings

  2.8 from 11 votes

#11

in Indian Peaks

#564

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#11

in Indian Peaks

#217

in Colorado

#564

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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

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

All Clear 23 days ago
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Mike Guarino
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