The Diamond Couloir
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -722' -220 m
High: 8,952' 2,729 m
Low: 8,231' 2,509 m
GradeAvg Slope: 51% (27°)
Max Slope: 55% (29°)
Popular ski lines nearby
1.9 mi 3.0 km • -885 ft Descent • -269.85 m Descent
0.1 mi 0.2 km • -313 ft Descent • -95.36 m Descent
The East Face
1.3 mi 2.2 km • -2,804 ft Descent • -854.6 m Descent
The Y Couloir - Middle Fork
0.4 mi 0.6 km • -1,351 ft Descent • -411.69 m Descent
0.3 mi 0.5 km • -824 ft Descent • -251.16 m Descent
The Old Pikes Peak Ski Area
0.7 mi 1.1 km • -797 ft Descent • -242.82 m Descent
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“A great ski descent, only minutes away from downtown Colorado Springs.”— Chris Dickson
The Diamond Couloir will be VERY obvious! It's not necessarily a couloir, but more of an old slide path that begins as a funnel, narrows down to a choke, and then continues as a broad chute between the trees. The whole run is a third of a mile and makes for excellent powder skiing in the right conditions. Its north aspect also means that it holds snow really well and will be soft days after a storm.
The word is getting out about this line, and so it is best to ski it right after a fresh dump. Makes for an excellent 2-hour dawn patrol lap before work. Most people climb up the couloir with a switchbacking skin track, but you can also ascend the eastern ridge of the peak to access the top of the line.
If the conditions are right, rip your skins at the top and get ready for some awesome turns! And, don't ski too far down or you'll get some epic coreshots.
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Land Manager: El Paso County Parks