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Chill glades above a mellow forest road approach.


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2.0

Miles

3.1

KM

Ski Line

11,288' 3,441 m

High

9,316' 2,840 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,972' 601 m

Down

19%

Avg Slope (11°)

26%

Max Slope (15°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

The trees connecting the shoulder of St. Vrain Mountain to Ski Road are a great way to avoid the winds that whip above treeline in this area. An accessible after-work lap in Boulder County, this is a great and fast skin+ski with great powder all the time.

Description

Use the St. Vrain Mountain: Rock Creek Ascent Route (Ski Road) from Allenspark. At the end of the road, instead of pointing towards the summit of St. Vrain, take the easier and more mellow south angle to the shoulder of the mountain. There's a very obvious bench around 11,300' that provides wind shelter as well as a great flat area to transition.

Almost any line back down drops you back to the forest road, but take care not to drop too far south (which can be tempting) as it may/would drop you into Coney Flats rather then Allenspark.

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Jake Albright

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in Indian Peaks

#552

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in Indian Peaks

#218

in Colorado

#552

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Photos

St Vrain Trees on a full moon pow day.
Jan 20, 2023 near Nederland, CO
St Vrain Trees - always powdery
Jan 20, 2023 near Nederland, CO
October conditions on CR107
Nov 8, 2022 near Nederland, CO

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