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Pass Bowl Skin Track

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A skin track to access all lines for Pass Bowl.


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0.3

Miles

0.6

KM

Ascent

11,631' 3,545 m

High

11,257' 3,431 m

Low

374' 114 m

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Down

21%

Avg Slope (12°)

40%

Max Slope (22°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

The skin track always starts where the Continental Divide Trail intersects with Highway 50. From here, the skin track heads east (right) gaining the bench above the road cut and follows it until the ridge of Pass Bowl starts to taper off.

Now, start side-hilling and making a few switchbacks to gain the ridge. All ski descents start right off the skin track so scope your line before reaching the top. Sometimes you might find another skin track that starts side hilling earlier (right near the first open face is) and makes a few more kick turns. This track tends to be faster, but also throws a skin track right through the middle of some of the best open face shots. Sometimes you might find a skin track that leaves the trailhead sign for the CDT to the left to gain another ridge which ends up having more switchbacks.

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Shared By:

patrick donahue with improvements by Jimmy Sid

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Photos

Sunset from Point 11692
Dec 26, 2018 near Whitepine, CO
Another deep classic day in Pass Bowl.
Dec 6, 2016 near Whitepine, CO
Center Gut of the Pass Bowl.
Dec 6, 2016 near Whitepine, CO

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