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Second Creek Approach

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A relatively easy approach to some great exposed skiing.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Ascent

11,981' 3,652 m

High

10,601' 3,231 m

Low

1,382' 421 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

13%

Avg Slope (7°)

26%

Max Slope (15°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This approach starts at the Second Creek Trailhead, passes the Broome Hut and ascends above treeline. The skiing up here varies between some fantastic blue skiing to some more dangerous (read: avalanche potential) terrain. Once you're up above treeline, you can easily get several laps in.

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Eric Internicola

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Photos

View of Parry Peak from the summit of the trail.  Looking to the North (and slightly West), you can see the Cirque Trail at Winter Park.
Mar 13, 2015 near Winter…, CO
View of Parry Peak from close to the summit of this approach
Mar 13, 2015 near Winter…, CO
Panorama
Mar 16, 2018 near Winter…, CO
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Mar 16, 2018 near Winter…, CO

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Feb 20, 2021
Allison Moore-Farrell
Lots of recent snow. Couldn't go much past hut, avy danger wise but still a beautiful, straightforward approach and run.
Jan 24, 2021
Chris Furlong
Mar 25, 2019
Dave Richter
Lotta snow but it's getting crusty 1.5mi
Jan 27, 2019
Josh K
Nov 4, 2018
Merritt Gile
Mar 11, 2018
Michael Weisberg
Mar 1, 2018
Nicky Rucker
Jan 30, 2018
Dave Richter
Great snow! 2mi