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Gold Hill Approach

Easy/Intermediate

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0.4 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
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Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 393' 120 m
Descent: -57' -17 m
High: 11,891' 3,624 m
Low: 11,498' 3,505 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 20% (11°)
Max Slope: 24% (14°)
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Trail shared by Britton Thomas

A short, corniced open area leads to gentle rolling glades.

Britton Thomas
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

The approach is up a jeep road at an easy steady grade. When you reach a fork in the trail you'll see old mine buildings. Take the right fork up a steeper skin track that winds to tree line on the hill to your right. Stay below the steeper corniced section at the top for gladed, rolling skiing back to your skin track. When conditions are right continue up the steeper section, above tree line, for access to a short open section leading to the glades mentioned earlier.

I like to stay at tree line and ski the glades. The slope is mostly under 25 degrees with some small rollers to keep it fun. This area tends to stay shaded and the snow is generally soft and cold.

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Oct 31, 2019
Sam Teague
Jan 4, 2019
Daylene York
Dec 24, 2016
Brock Stashick
Apr 3, 2016
Britton Thomas
Icy in the am, very soft in the pm.

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One of the decent lines off of Gold Hill near tree line on a particularly nice morning.
Mar 24, 2016 near Brecken…, CO
Beautiful skiing on April 3, 2016.
Apr 4, 2016 near Brecken…, CO
The view of Mayflower Gulch on a descent near tree line. This is the ridgeline connecting Atlantic Peak to Fletcher Mountain at the head of the valley.
Mar 24, 2016 near Brecken…, CO
This is a view of the top section between the cornice and trees.
Feb 5, 2017 near Brecken…, CO

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