South Saint Vrain Creek
ElevationAscent: 31' 9 m
Descent: -762' -232 m
High: 11,243' 3,427 m
Low: 10,512' 3,204 m
GradeAvg Slope: 13% (7°)
Max Slope: 52% (28°)
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“A short and fun bowl, followed by a quick traverse and side-step ascent for another 500' descent through trees.”— Zander Göpfert
The line shown here stays to the looker's left of the bowl with a less-exposed aspect and more terrain features to anchor the snowpack. There are four or five good turns and a small cornice at the top for those looking to send a little airtime.
The line trends to the skier's left heading east so as to traverse the bottom of the bowl for a short, side-step of the eastern nose of the bowl to reach another, longer line.
This second line has a fun beginning section to a rollover that is worth stopping and scouting. Below the roll-over, there are another three to four turns before you duck into the trees and trend to the left, east, to eventually meet back up with the Long Lake Approach at Long Lake Road. We transitioned at a small lake to make the short skin to reconnect with the Long Lake Approach.
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