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Mount Sniktau - Northeast Face

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0.6 Miles 1.0 Kilometers


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Ascent

-1,430' -436 m

Descent

45%

Avg Slope (24°)

66%

Max Slope (34°)

13,179' 4,017 m

High

11,749' 3,581 m

Low

Shared By Gunks Jesse

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Avalanche risk for Dec 9, 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.

Full forecast for CAIC: Front Range Zone — Brought to you by CO Avalanche Information Center

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

Gunks Jesse
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

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

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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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