Mt. Sniktau Western Slope
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,216' -371 m
High: 12,781' 3,896 m
Low: 11,564' 3,525 m
GradeAvg Slope: 31% (17°)
Max Slope: 41% (22°)
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“Fun low angle westerly facing terrain,d mostly above the treeline.”— Gunks Jesse
The route as shown crosses Sheep Creek near Route 6. Great care must be taken to avoid falling through a hidden snow bridge and getting caught in the creek, especially in the spring. It may be prudent to avoid the route, or to find an alternate descent method for this portion, depending on the season and conditions.
As this is avalanche terrain, it should always be skied with a partner. Both parties must have avalanche rescue knowledge, skills, and gear (shovel, probe, beacon). There are some terrain traps in this area that should be avoided. The biggest is Sheep Creek, which runs to the skier's left of this line. The upper left slope of Sheep Creek has been measured at 41 degrees and has slid in the past, taking several lives.
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