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A great beginner tour starting on a wide service road that moves to the Niwot Mountain trail with skiable glades.


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2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Ascent

11,452' 3,490 m

High

10,064' 3,067 m

Low

1,388' 423 m

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10%

Avg Slope (6°)

19%

Max Slope (11°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Start the skin from the Brainard Winter lot. Take the immediate first left before the summer ranger gate on the Left Hand Reservoir road. 1.3 miles up the road, a large glade will appear on the left, this is where the Niwot Mountain trail begins (and this glade can provide some fun and easy low-angle turns!).

Follow the trail to the summit of Niwot Mountain and ski down any side that is holding snow (the snow on this peak may be highly dependent on recent snow and winds).

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Shared By:

Jake Albright

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Left Hand Reservoir road in very early season conditions.
Nov 8, 2022 near Nederland, CO
The glade that connects Left Hand Reservoir Road to the Niwot Mountain Trail.
Nov 8, 2022 near Nederland, CO
Lower Niwot Mountain glade in March.
Nov 8, 2022 near Nederland, CO
On ascent, NW side of Niwot Peak facing south, looking at Niwot Peak. Snow transported off of ridge shoulder. Many wind burms and bare spots.
Mar 28, 2023 near Nederland, CO

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