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Scott's Backdoor

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0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -561' -171 m
High: 9,651' 2,942 m
Low: 9,091' 2,771 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 22% (12°)
Max Slope: 25% (14°)
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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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Scott's Backdoor is a fairly short run, but its sheltered slopes can provide great meadow-skipping runs.

Asher Margolies
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

Scott's Backdoor is located on the "access" road that leads from the Guardsman road to Scott's Pass. The lower portion of Scott's Backdoor has low-angle terrain that is in the mid-to-upper-teens. These slopes have wide open glades. The upper slopes are in the 24° to 32° range and are a combination of glades and tree skiing.

Although off-limits to snowmobiles, there are almost always snowmobile tracks in Scott's Backdoor. There are also snowmobile tracks along the ridgeline above Scott's Backdoor, but that ridgeline is shared with Summit County where snowmobiles are allowed.

Description

Park at the Guardsman trailhead and follow the directions to Scott's Pass. After about 45 minutes, and before you get to Scotts Pass, you'll see low-angle glades on your right. Entry points to these glades continue for about a third of a mile (almost to Scott's Pass). You can head up any of these glades, although the best skiing is probably closer to the pass. You can stop at the top of the low-angle glades or continue up the slightly steeper terrain to the peak.

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