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Geneva Basin - The Long Way

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5.5 Miles 8.9 Kilometers


Ascent

1,993' 607 m

Ascent

-38' -12 m

Descent

7%

Avg Slope (4°)

20%

Max Slope (11°)

11,699' 3,566 m

High

9,744' 2,970 m

Low

Shared By Chris Wilson

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Avalanche risk for Dec 15, 2018: 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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Climb to the old Geneva Basin Ski Area and Ski Patrol Hut.

Chris Wilson
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Winter closure for Guanella Pass Road: There is a forest service gate that is usually closed in the winter.

Description

A long, gradual climb to an old abandoned ski area, Geneva Basin. The Guanella Pass Rd (closed to traffic in winter, but there may be snowmobiles) is paved so it can melt out on low snow years and sunny days. The climb can be long but its usually relatively quiet for the front range. This route takes the road the whole way for extra mileage. The climb tops out at the old ski patrol hut (maintained by volunteers).

There are chairs, table, beds and old paraphernalia in the hut. On nice days there is a nice deck to sit outside and take in the view. The hut is a great spot to spend the night or have a snack/lunch. However, the ski patrol shack is said to be haunted! From the hut there are a lot of great skiing options. Be careful going north from the hut toward Square Top Mountain; there are a lot of of slopes that slide and have killed people in the past.

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Nov 13, 2018
Spencer Pendleton
I LEFT MY SPLITBOARD SKINS IN THE HUT AT THE TOP AND WILL BE BACK ON THURSDAY TO RETRIEVE THEM! IF YOU SEE THEM PLEASE DONT STEAL THEM!
Mar 18, 2018
justin Wilhelm

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