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First Shot

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 3.0 (1) SKI LINE

This is a awesome, steep, north-facing ski run, partially in the trees, close to the road.


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Ski Line

10,949' 3,337 m

High

10,455' 3,187 m

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Up

494' 151 m

Down

39%

Avg Slope (21°)

72%

Max Slope (36°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

Steep tree run, with some potential issues if the avalanche conditions are high.

Need to Know

This is not a very remote line, but you still need to be very self sufficient. Review the CAIC website before venturing out in this remote ski area. Be sure to carry a shovel, probe, and transceiver.

Description

After getting to the ridge and heading west, we passed the "Parking Lot Trees", the first right turn after getting to the top of the ridge. We skinned past the "Parking Lot Trees" maybe a 150 yards and made a right turn, and headed to the edge of the trees on the right. We found another opening in the trees just right of the "Slot Trees", and we are calling this line "First Shot".

It's not super steep, but maybe 35 degrees, wide open, with some trees, and slide potential on the wrong day. We headed straight down, hitting numerous clearings before turning right and heading back to the parking lot

We did put our skins back on to get back to the parking lot for a few hundred yards.

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Kevin Gillest

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  3.0 from 1 vote

#38

in Berthoud Pass

#598

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#38

in Berthoud Pass

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in Colorado

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Lower down, maybe 2/3 of the way out on "First Shot"
Feb 14, 2020 near Winter…, CO
Initial drop in point of " First Shot"
Feb 14, 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
Carl Pluim skiing "Parking Lot Glades" at First Creek on Berthoud Pass
Apr 3, 2020 near Winter…, CO

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