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The Professor

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.4 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
Ski Line
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -919' -280 m
High: 12,106' 3,690 m
Low: 11,187' 3,410 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 40% (22°)
Max Slope: 43% (23°)
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Map Key

A gentle open bowl allows nice powder turns and ends at Route 6.

Gunks Jesse
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

This line tops out closer to 35+ degrees, reporting 23 could lead to a bad accident on this avy prone slope. Make sure you check the forecast and check conditions when you arrive. Ski smart.

Description

Start at the obvious peak above this section of Route 6 and ski the wide open snow bowl leading back to the road. The face is obvious and visible from Arapahoe Basin and is a great powder run in optimal conditions. Bring sunscreen, water, and a snack!

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May 26, 2019
Siri Brochman
Short and easy both ways. Spring now I wouldn't ski it any later than 10:00. Wonderful views — 10h 00m
Apr 6, 2019
claytown
Jan 4, 2019
Joe Forrester
Excellent line. Skied with Hilary
Mar 22, 2018
Zach Ciaglia
Hiked with Alex and Shawn. Crunchy snow. Skies a long!
Feb 23, 2015
Jared Brin

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 6 votes

#16

in Summit County

#225

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  4.5 from 6 votes
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#16

in Summit County

#54

in Colorado

#225

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Halfway down The Professor on a gorgeous powder day
Mar 16, 2015 near Keystone, CO