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Mount Sniktau - Northeast Face

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 4.5 (2) SKI LINE

A beautiful face with multiple lines but requiring major bushwacking to get out.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Ski Line

13,179' 4,017 m

High

11,749' 3,581 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,430' 436 m

Down

45%

Avg Slope (24°)

66%

Max Slope (34°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

This is an avalanche area. Use caution. The area is best skied in the spring.

Description

Many skiers note this face of Mount Sniktau as they drive by on I-70. There are various lines down this face. Use caution as the center line is usually the first to melt in the spring.

Serious bushwhacking is required to exit the line to I-70 via the forest below the tree line. A faster and sometimes better option is to re-ascend and ski out the same way you entered.

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Gunks Jesse

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  4.5 from 2 votes

#19

in Summit County

#258

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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in Summit County

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Mount Sniktau Northeast Face
Mar 30, 2015 near Georgetown, CO

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May 27, 2019
Jeff McAbee
We hit this just right at about 9 AM 7.5mi
May 12, 2019
Jeff McGowan