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Quandary Peak NE Bowls

Intermediate
 4.0 (10) SKI LINE

This is a great descent on the easy bowls to the east and NE.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Ski Line

14,102' 4,298 m

High

10,866' 3,312 m

Low

121' 37 m

Up

3,346' 1,020 m

Down

18%

Avg Slope (10°)

45%

Max Slope (24°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

After the first big bowl, this route requires a trek uphill for a short distance to reach the top of the next good section.

Description

Start at the top and enter the obvious bowl to the east of the summit down good snow and modest angles. Once you're at the bottom of this slope, skins go back on for a short trek around the false summit and on to the next section of good ski terrain. Take this second good slope to the northeast and through some fairly tight trees and to the road. Skin the road back to the parking lot.

This generally has low avalanche danger with modest angles.

History & Background

I was taught this line by a ski patrol worker from Breckenridge who I met on the summit. We told him that we where skinning our first 14er and he lead us through this great route.

Contacts

Land Manager: Breckenridge Ski Resort

Shared By:

CaseyE Eales

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 10 votes

#2

in Breckenridge

#259

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#2

in Breckenridge

#67

in Colorado

#259

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Photos

Hitting the upper bowel on the NE side of Quandary
Mar 26, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
Jeremy shredding
Mar 26, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
What a view! This is looking back toward the false summit.
May 16, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
View to the left of ascent
Mar 17, 2020 near Brecken…, CO
Looking up at the Lower East Bowl from treeline
Feb 28, 2019 near Brecken…, CO
A view of the Upper East Bowl. Taken standing on the saddle, looking west towards the final summit ridge.
Feb 28, 2019 near Brecken…, CO

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Mar 14, 2020
Jose Rodriguez 2
Humbling day getting up that mountain. NE bowls were spectacular and good snow!
May 6, 2019
Nick Hall
Started hiking around 5 am, dropped in from the summit around 8:30 after enjoying the view. Great day!
Apr 12, 2019
austin parish
3.7mi
Apr 7, 2019
Maddie Lea
3.7mi — 5h 20m
Mar 31, 2019
R K
Perfect day on the mountain! 2-4" of fresh on top of hard pack. 6.4mi — 4h 09m
Mar 31, 2019
Tyler Smeenk
First ski of a 14er, awesome conditions, barely any wind, great snow, great coverage. So much fun :) 7mi — 5h 30m
Feb 24, 2019
Paul Richard
May 10, 2018
Marcello Ancarola
starting from the parking with pack, snow not properly frozen, not good in the forest, after that good till the summit, descent good till the forest