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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

Avalanche risk for Apr 30, 2019: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

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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)

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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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