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Montgomery Pass Trees

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0.5 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -533' -163 m
High: 11,272' 3,436 m
Low: 10,738' 3,273 m

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Avg Slope: 22% (12°)
Max Slope: 29% (16°)
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Trail shared by Chris Dickson

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Just north of Montgomery Pass n the Never Summer Mountains, this zone feautres west-facing trees.

Chris Dickson
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

These trees are best accessed from the Montgomery Pass Yurts, owned and rented by Never Summer Nordic.

Description

This place has amazing tree skiing starting as early as late October, and lasting all the way through May. It's also an excellent area to lap because of an old roadcut that ascends the northern edge of the zone.

From the Montgomery Pass Yurts, follow the old logging roads east into the mountains. When the road trends due south, take a left and begin climbing up into this sheltered bowl below Peak 12,170'. From here, you can follow the drainage up into the basin until the obvious tree'd lines are visible to the right.

Skin to the edge of treeline, rip your skins, and get psyched for perfectly mellow-angle, well-spaced trees! Towards the bottom of the run, cut skier's right and you'll pop out back onto the skin track.

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Dropping in to some soft pow turns.
Apr 3, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Pow turns on the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving!
Apr 3, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Plenty of fun stumps to jump off of.
Apr 3, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Consistently good early season pow.
Apr 3, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Milking the Old Roadcut for an easy skintrack up to the Montgomery Pass Trees.
Apr 3, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Great early season pow turns.
Apr 3, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO

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