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Wildy 1 - Big Al's Run

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0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
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Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -926' -282 m
High: 11,876' 3,620 m
Low: 10,950' 3,338 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 48% (26°)
Max Slope: 100% (45°)
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Trail shared by J. Bella

Steep, short, and sweet, Wildy 1 is a heart attack line that keeps your caffeine buzz rolling.

J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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Be sure to check conditions attaosavalanchecenter.org

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The sheer view from the top of this line will keep that coffee you drank before your tour flowing. Wildy 1 is a high consequence line that slides into an alpine lake set in a glacial moraine. Tough to get to and harrowing to ride, this is a genuine thriller. Know before you go.

This line is known by some as Big Al's Run, a backcountry homage to one of the community's legendary resident skiers and guides.

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Feature known as the Root Ball in 006
Apr 3, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
Large avalanche in Wildy 1 which occurred between January 17th and 20th 2018. This is one of the reasons Taos Ski Valley doesn't have backcountry gates and has a closed boundary policy. This is the first chute south of the ski area on Kachina Peak.
Jan 25, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
Storm snow slides, March 18, 2015
Jan 10, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Enter the Dragon, Eastern Philosophy, Harrison's, Big Al's Run ~ storm sluffs March 18, 2015
Jan 10, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
The Blake and Harrison, April 2015.  Ski Pioneers 2.0
Jan 10, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
The top of Wildy 2 and 1
Jan 11, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM

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