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North Pole

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0.2 mile 0.3 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -574' -175 m
High: 12,686' 3,867 m
Low: 12,113' 3,692 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 60% (31°)
Max Slope: 70% (35°)
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Trail shared by Rachel Vecchitto

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A fun line down the East Wall with an easier entrance and plenty of room to choose your turns.

Rachel Vecchitto
Type: In Bounds (completely inside ski area boundary)

Description

North Pole is probably the easiest line you can access from the North Pole Gate. The entrance -- while usually fairly rocky -- isn't too steep, and it's wide enough that you've got room to maneuver a bit.

Once you get in, you've got plenty of room to choose your turns, and you can head a fair distance both left and right to mix things up a bit. Once you've made it past the often rocky top section, there's nothing left to do but enjoy ~500ft of sustained 30+ degree turns.

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May 30, 2019
Mike Wright
Great ski on a powder day.

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Looking down into the entrance to North Pole.
May 11, 2016 near Keystone, CO
View of North Pole from mid-mountain.
May 11, 2016 near Keystone, CO
Looking up North Pole from about halfway down.
May 11, 2016 near Keystone, CO
Looking back across the ridge from near the North Pole entrance, with two skiers standing at the Narrow North Pole entrance and Little Lenawee Peak in the distance.
May 11, 2016 near Keystone, CO

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