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


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0.3

Miles

0.5

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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

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  3.4 from 9 votes

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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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Feb 24, 2023
Jake Albright
Dec 10, 2022
Jake Albright
May 30, 2022
Jeff TheRobot
Apr 7, 2021
Hannah Young
Great skiing! 0.5mi
Mar 20, 2021
Walker T
Nice low angle trees back to the Mayflower Gulch Rd. The whole ridgeine has options, so be sure to explore the options closer to the parking lot.
Jan 9, 2021
Trent Hillier
3.5mi
Mar 1, 2020
Trent Hillier
Jan 13, 2019
David Kider
Powder 5mi
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