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1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
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Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,648' -502 m
High: 9,406' 2,867 m
Low: 7,758' 2,365 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 17% (10°)
Max Slope: 36% (20°)
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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

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, easy, safe, and popular ski line that holds powder reasonably well.

Nick Wilder
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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The area is very popular, and open to snowmobiles which you may find obnoxious.

Description

There are a myriad of options to ski Meadow Mountain, and this is just an example. It follows a fairly continuous line through open meadows and sparse aspen trees that are suitable for beginner tree skiers. Nothing around here is steep, but it makes for an enjoyable day in the mountains.

History & Background

In the 1920's, the meadows were the property of the Evercrisp Lettuce Company (I kid you not - Minturn was "the lettuce capital of America"). In the early 1960's, it was the Meadow Mountain ski area. Vail bought it and ran it for a few more years before giving up due to its lower elevation and southeast-facing slopes.

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Feb 16, 2019
nrj5011
4500 ft gain 8.5mi — 6h 00m
Jan 31, 2019
Ryan Martinek
Feb 12, 2018
Clza Everline
Fun 1st splitboard 1.8mi
Feb 26, 2017
Nick Wilder
Beautiful sunny day with a smidge of powder!

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