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Beartrap Fork to The Cone

Intermediate

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 799' 243 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,188' 2,801 m
Low: 8,390' 2,557 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 25% (14°)
Max Slope: 38% (21°)
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Trail shared by Asher Margolies

Avalanche risk for Nov 26, 2017: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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The Cone is usually accessed from Mill D North Fork when skiing Powder Park 3 but it is also easy to reach from Beartrap

Asher Margolies
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

To ski the Beartrap side of The Cone (and the nearby Peak 9269), enter Beartrap Fork from the Beartrap trailhead. Approximately 10 minutes after passing the Beartrap terrain-trap gully, head up the second drainage to the west (unless there is already a skin track in the first drainage to the west). This will take you to a small saddle above Powder Park 3 that is just north of The Cone.

You can ski back down this gentle terrain (approximately 24°) or continue south along the ridge to The Cone or Peak 9269 and ski into Beartrap on slightly steeper lines (approximately 30°). These slopes provide excellent beginner-to-intermediate terrain and are easy to access—they also get tracked-out quickly.

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Here is some more crappy skiing by yours truly. This may give you an idea of the terrain in the Powder Park 3 area.
Mar 9, 2019 near Alta, UT
This was taken from the top of the cone looking north.  Runs drop from the peak seen on the ski-line into the Lake Desolation drainage, but they are steep and much more avalanche-prone than PP3.
Mar 9, 2019 near Alta, UT
Whoever this guy is, he can't ski worth crap. This is starting from the top of the cone.
Mar 9, 2019 near Alta, UT
On wet snow days, getting to the top of the cone may be a bit of a challenge.
Mar 8, 2019 near Alta, UT

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