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Mellow tree run direct from The Rock Garden / Banana Bowls straight to Bear Lake.


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Ski Line

10,043' 3,061 m

High

9,502' 2,896 m

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Up

541' 165 m

Down

24%

Avg Slope (13°)

60%

Max Slope (31°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

This is a great alternative to skiing out of the banana bowls along the skintrack. Hundreds of tourists cheering your turns is your prize for undertaking this more adventurous egress.

Description

At the junction of the Flattop Mountain Approach and Ptarmigan Approach, point your skis directly towards Bear Lake and rip the trees all the way down.

There are several options down, depending on snow coverage and the preferred angle of descent. Some route-finding is needed here in order to ski an efficient line, but one can see the lake most of the descent.

As this is primarily south-facing, there may not be good snow coverage early season, and it will also be very sun exposed in spring. If you can time this correctly, it is an amazing way to get back to the TH after a day of laps in the Banana Bowls.

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Jake Albright

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This is a tree run, there's not much beta a photo is going to give you here.
Apr 3, 2023 near Estes Park, CO

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