Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Park at Bear Trap and break off left towards the Cone (aka Powder Park III
). Transition at the Cone, the Saddle or Short Swing
summit, and descend to the east toward Brighton. Stay in the gully in the sparse tree, for 1000+ ft of 20-30 degree slope. So good.
At the beginning of the season this line gets sun in the morning and can be "scwacky"/"scrubby." But when the big snow hits in February and March, you can't beat this line. It is longer, more consistent than PPIII and has a better exit than PPIII or Short Swing
which has the dense "survival" trees at the bottom.
Downside, parking at Bear Trap can be difficult.
History & Background
This line has been done a ton. I couldn't find a name on the UAC desktop Place Names. We always called it Japanese Trees.
Shared By: Charlie B