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This approach will get you to the top of the ridge to ski the north-facing lines of First Creek at Berthoud Pass.


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0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Ascent

11,157' 3,401 m

High

10,448' 3,185 m

Low

709' 216 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

20%

Avg Slope (11°)

89%

Max Slope (42°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

This area is close to the road, but it is not skied often, please follow the standard protocol:
- Beacon, shovel, probe
- Depending on the day, it could be awesome powder, or breakable snow in the spring
- Please use good judgement and don't ski these lines if you are not self sufficient with the proper skills needed!

Description

We parked at the normal lot for First Creek. We followed the edge of the road, heading south toward the north-facing lines. When we hit the trees, we stayed east of the parking lot glades, skinning through the trees. Using the path of least resistance, this is still a HARD skin that is extra steep so not many people ski this location.

When we finally hit the ridge, we headed west. Now it is up to you what ski run you are planning to ski.

The first run heading north is the Parking Lot Glades. The second run north is the First Shot.

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Shared By:

Kevin Gillest

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in Berthoud Pass

#569

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Initial drop in point of " First Shot"
Feb 14, 2020 near Winter…, CO
Lower down, maybe 2/3 of the way out on "First Shot"
Feb 14, 2020 near Winter…, CO
Heading toward the exit of "Chimney Chute" at First Creek on Berthoud
Apr 3, 2020 near Winter…, CO
Nearing bottom of "First Shot"
Feb 14, 2020 near Winter…, CO
Garrett Gillest getting air, age 14
Apr 3, 2020 near Winter…, CO
Top of "First Shot"
Feb 14, 2020 near Winter…, CO

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