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The Other Runs

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0.2 mile 0.3 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -250' -76 m
High: 9,804' 2,988 m
Low: 9,554' 2,912 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 29% (16°)
Max Slope: 29% (16°)
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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 Other Runs is a defined avalanche path that descends from Rochester Ridge into Caribou Basin.

Asher Margolies
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

The upper portion of these runs are frequently corniced and windloaded. There are usually snowmobile tracks in The Other Runs, but the sledders tend to make one or two tracks and leave plenty of snow for skiers.

When you're done, skin back up Rochester Ridge to the Brighton ski area. The vegetation (primarily aspen trees) on the upper portion of Rochester Ridge requires frequent switchbacks which can be a little challenging for people who are less experienced with skins. Otherwise, the Rochester Ridge area is great for novices.

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Take Brighton's Great Western Chairlift and ski down the cat track to Rochester Ridge. The top of Rochester Ridge has tight Aspen trees but is relatively easy to ski through. Once on the obvious ridgeline descend to the knob halfway down and drop into the avalanche path on skiers left that makes up The Other Run.

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