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6.3 Ski Run

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 4.3 (3) SKI LINE

From the far skier's right side of the Vortex, we skied through the trees, heading toward the Frazier River and 7 Mile.


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1.8

Miles

2.8

KM

Ski Line

11,652' 3,552 m

High

9,907' 3,020 m

Low

1' 0 m

Up

1,745' 532 m

Down

19%

Avg Slope (11°)

78%

Max Slope (38°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

If you are not a good route finder, this route could be a real issue. You need to have a GPS and be well versed in route finding to attempt this type of a ski run. It is long and unforgiving, so don't head out there unless you are very self sufficient.

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After skinning up the 6.3 Approach, you'll end up above the treeline on the far side of the Vortex. We dropped in at this point heading slightly right toward the Frazier River. The trees are similar to the 3.6 Tree Run, not too tight if you are a good solid skier, but this run could be a death trap for a beginner. There are lots of down trees and obstacles, but a good fall line. We ended up in a creek bed that eventually connected to the 7 Mile Trail/Ski Run and the Frazier River. We also connected to the bottom on the 3.6 Ski Run just before getting back to the last switchback on Highway 40 heading to WinterPark.

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Kevin Gillest

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  4.3 from 3 votes

#264

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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#71

in Colorado

#264

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John V skiing 6.5, Dec 2 2018
Dec 13, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Upper 6.7 ski run. Garrett Gillest at age 13.
Feb 20, 2020 near Winter…, CO
John V skiing 6.3
Nov 30, 2018 near Winter…, CO
John V navigating the flats near the Frazier River and the 7 Mile Trail/Ski Run
Nov 30, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Kevin Gillest skiing 6.3
Nov 30, 2018 near Winter…, CO
John V skiing 6.3
Nov 30, 2018 near Winter…, CO

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Feb 22, 2020
jesseg
Skinned in from lowest switchback on 40 and did 6.3, 6.5 and 6.1 then out
Feb 2, 2019
Justin Palm