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Gold Hill

Intermediate
 3.6 (5) SKI LINE

A short cornice and open face leads to gentle gladed skiing with short, interspersed rollers.


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0.3

Miles

0.5

KM

Ski Line

11,812' 3,600 m

High

11,526' 3,513 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

287' 87 m

Down

18%

Avg Slope (10°)

20%

Max Slope (11°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

This is a fairly popular area for backcountry skiers and snowshoers.

Description

Many lines are possible from the top of Gold Hill. Generally a small cornice will put you on a short open face that leads to gentle glade skiing back to your approach track. Short rollers in the glades keep the skiing exciting.

The further you go northwest on Gold Hill (back toward your car), the trees get tighter and more difficult to maneuver. If you stay at or below tree line the slope is gentle except for the rollers in the glades that are marginally steeper.

This area stays shaded, soft, and deep most of the winter.

History & Background

There are several old mining buildings and an old aerial tram a little further up the Mayflower Gulch.

Contacts

Shared By:

Britton Thomas

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 5 votes

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Photos

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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Check-Ins

Jan 13, 2019
David Kider
Powder 5mi
Jan 6, 2019
Austin West
Dec 1, 2018
Chalk User
Feb 17, 2018
Joe Martinet
Not bad line but I’m not sure I rode it right as it didn’t go very clean. — 0h 45m
Jan 20, 2018
Stormin' Norman
good blue tree skiing, easy approach and ascent. great for beginners.
Dec 14, 2017
Dylan Kobriger
Feb 5, 2017
Mark Dunn
Great skiing with some super soft snow. Cornice is getting pretty big, but great lines below it
Jan 14, 2017
Britton Thomas