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6.3 Ski Run

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1.8 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1' 0 m
Descent: -1,745' -532 m
High: 11,652' 3,552 m
Low: 9,907' 3,020 m

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Avg Slope: 19% (11°)
Max Slope: 78% (38°)
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Trail shared by Kevin Gillest

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

Kevin Gillest
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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Feb 2, 2019
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John V skiing 6.5, Dec 2 2018
Dec 13, 2018 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
Leaving the 6.3/6.5 approach, heading toward Roberts Creek
Dec 18, 2018 near Winter…, CO

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