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Asteroid Belt

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A tight tree line with varying terrain.


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0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Ski Line

11,198' 3,413 m

High

10,510' 3,203 m

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Up

688' 210 m

Down

31%

Avg Slope (17°)

48%

Max Slope (25°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Starting atop a large cliff this line begins in a steep north facing bowl then follows a series of benches as it wraps around to the east and down to the Long Canyon trail. The top is an avalanche path despite the density of forest growth, the middle sections have a lot of downfall and although the trees are tight most are cleared of branches several above the ground creating narrow pathways. Jedi riding at it's finest. Some years this area holds the earliest rideable snow and fills in quickly, other years it's windswept and thin.

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J. Bella

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  4.0 from 1 vote

#4

in Taos

#425

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#4

in Taos

#36

in New Mexico

#425

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South view from Avalanche Ridge, Long Canyon's west ridge ~ Frazer Mountain, Wheeler Peak, West Simpson, Sin Nombre, Fairview and Kachina Peak.
Dec 17, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Asteroid Belt in Long Canyon, December 2018
Dec 30, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM

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