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 3.0 (1) SKI LINE

This is a steep line down an avalanche gully.


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Ski Line

12,128' 3,697 m

High

11,707' 3,568 m

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Up

421' 128 m

Down

28%

Avg Slope (16°)

52%

Max Slope (28°)
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.

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J. Bella

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  3.0 from 1 vote

#14

in Taos

#642

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#14

in Taos

#68

in New Mexico

#642

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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

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