Powder Project Logo

3rd Wave

Difficult
  3.0 ( 1 ) Favorite

Trail

0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
Ski Line
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -421' -128 m
High: 12,128' 3,697 m
Low: 11,707' 3,568 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 28% (16°)
Max Slope: 52% (28°)
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by J. Bella

This is a steep line down an avalanche gully.

J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Wilderness area, no mechanized equipment, drones etc.

Need to Know

Class 3 avalanche terrain and poor cell phone service make caution necessary here.

Description

This is the middle and most prominent line in a series of steep avalanche-prone gullies in the south-facing bowl at the head of Long Canyon. Strong winds deposit snow at the top of this ridge, and the gullies below act like a sluice and catch snow that forms vertical drifts in the terrain features.

Skied this ascent?

We need help with the following missing ascent information:

Overview, History & Background

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow skiers know what's here.

Contacts

Rate This Featured Ski Line

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ski Line

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#10

in Taos

#611

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Featured Ski Line Rankings

#10

in Taos

#54

in New Mexico

#611

Overall
1 Views Last Month
37 Since Feb 15, 2018
Difficult

0%
0%
0%
0%
100%
0%

Photos

Long Canyon just before sunrise on a cold December morning.
Feb 15, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Ray Rose surfing the frozen waves in Long Canyon
Feb 15, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Waves and debris.
Feb 4, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
7th Wave a few days after an R2D2 avalanche ran
Feb 4, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM

0 Comments

Powder Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Ski