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The Shoulder - Ski Line A

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 4.0 (1) SKI LINE

This a fabulous tree run that ends in the drainage between CO Mine Peak and Mount Flora.


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0.3

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0.4

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Ski Line

11,619' 3,541 m

High

11,089' 3,380 m

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0' 0 m

Up

529' 161 m

Down

40%

Avg Slope (22°)

59%

Max Slope (30°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

These are remote lines, and you need to be very self sufficient; accidents will be hard to recover from and support will be limited. If in doubt, don't ski these lines. Review the CAIC website before venturing out in this remote ski area.

Description

We followed the Fingers approach, but cut off early as soon as we could see the Mine 1 descent to our right. We followed the far right edge of the trees, and also the way into the drainage between CO Mines Peak and Mount Flora. These lines are NOT skied often and hold a tremendous amount of snow, so be careful!!!

When you hit the drainage, you have a few options:
1. Head right down the drainage, and back left toward Highway 40
2. Skin back up the drainage and ski the Vortex
3. Skin up and left across the trees on the SW side of Flora toward 6.3 Ski Run

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Kevin Gillest

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#16

in Berthoud Pass

#378

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#16

in Berthoud Pass

#133

in Colorado

#378

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Kevin Gillest skiing The Shoulder - Line A, Dec 9 2018
Dec 13, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Early morning decent on the Shoulder, with Berthoud Pass in the background.
Dec 30, 2019 near Winter…, CO
Kevin Gillest skiing The Shoulder - Line A, Nov 23rd 2018
Nov 30, 2018 near Winter…, CO
John V skiing the Shoulder - Line A, Nov 23rd 2018
Nov 30, 2018 near Winter…, CO
From the start of 6.3/6.5 looking back at the Mines Shoulder, tracks in middle of the picture show our route to 6.5. Not quite on Mines 2 Avalanche Path
Dec 13, 2018 near Winter…, CO
The Traverse over to "The Fingers"
Mar 13, 2015 near Winter…, CO

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