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Flora Creek Ski Run

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1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,754' -535 m
High: 11,667' 3,556 m
Low: 9,913' 3,022 m

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Avg Slope: 31% (17°)
Max Slope: 65% (33°)
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An awesome northwest shoulder draining into the Flora Creek drainage.

Kevin Gillest
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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This is a very remote ski run crossing/skiing numerous avalanche paths. If you are a beginner/intermediate skier, this is not the run out area for you. If you are not fully self sufficient with all required gear, avoid this area.

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From the initial drop-in point, we skirted rocks to our right, staying above the trees. We needed to gain the next ridge to be sure we made it into Flora Creek. If you drop in too early, you ski steep south and west-facing avalanche paths back into Roberts Creek.

Once we gained the ridge/shoulder, we skied this in fairly easy, wide open trees for a while, eventually skiing steeper older avalanche paths (considerable new tree growth) northwest toward the Flora Creek drainage. This section was some of the best skiing, but steep enough to be problematic (be cautious).

Soon after the trees get tighter, but still skiable, and then we dropped into the Flora Creek drainage. Flora Creek drainage is steeper and has considerably more rocks/downed trees/obstacles that Roberts Creek. Down lower the Walls become 50' tall which would make entering this lower section challenging without a rope and harness to rappel.

Overall, the creek skiing was awesome, fast skiing with mandatory air onto pillows. This skiing would be near impossible during early season or during low snow years. The drain into 7 Mile/Frazier River is no problem, and then, shortly after, you are at the highway.

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After the Flora Creek drainage gets tighter and steeper, down lower from the entrance point.
Dec 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Looking down into the Flora Creek Drainage, one of the tighter/steeper sections
Dec 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Looking down towards Flora Creek on our initial drop in point
Dec 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO
John V up high skiing the tighter trees on the Flora Creek Shoulder
Dec 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO
KG up on the Flora Creek Shoulder
Dec 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO
John V skiing one of the open sections before dropping into the Flora Creek Drainage
Dec 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO

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