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Mt. Bierstadt: Northwest Face

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 4.0 (1) SKI LINE

A fun line on a 14er.


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3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Ski Line

13,962' 4,256 m

High

11,515' 3,510 m

Low

110' 33 m

Up

2,447' 746 m

Down

16%

Avg Slope (9°)

37%

Max Slope (20°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

Follow the general Bierstadt Trail.

Description

This ski line is more of a 14er peakbagger run than a true downhill run, although you can expect to see a handful of skiers on almost any winter or spring day.

Take the Bierstadt hiking trail uphill (angle is fairly low the entire way up this peak, so skinning on the hiking trail is totally doable), and from the summit, it's a bit of "choose your own adventure."

Link snowfields surrounding the Bierstadt Trail all the way back down to Guanella Pass.

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Jake Albright

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Mt. Bierstadt from near Guanella Pass.
Apr 11, 2016 near Georgetown, CO
About halfway up (down) Bierstadt on a light snow year.
Jun 2, 2021 near Georgetown, CO

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Jake Albright