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Quandary Peak NE Bowls

 3.8 (6)

3.7 Miles 6.0 Kilometers


Ski Line

121' 37 m

Ascent

-3,346' -1,020 m

Descent

18%

Avg Slope (10°)

45%

Max Slope (24°)

14,102' 4,298 m

High

10,866' 3,312 m

Low

Shared By CaseyE Eales

Conditions


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Avalanche risk for Dec 8, 2018: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

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

CaseyE Eales
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

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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
Feb 28, 2018
Zach Ciaglia
Solo, first winter 14er. Cliffed out skiing South of lower ridge.
Mar 11, 2017
Blake Gansborg
Mar 11, 2017
Britton Thomas
Feb 16, 2017
Dirtbag Dre
Some great snow and great turns but also plenty of sun crust and hard pack. 3.7mi

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

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