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A north-facing bowl on Woods Mountain that holds snow late into the season.


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2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Ski Line

12,762' 3,890 m

High

10,259' 3,127 m

Low

4' 1 m

Up

2,507' 764 m

Down

16%

Avg Slope (9°)

75%

Max Slope (37°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

Steep turns from the summit of Woods Mountain that funnel into Woods Creek.

Description

This is such a sweet line and can be done as a loop up Ruby Gulch and all the way around Woods Mountain.

From the summit of Woods, using the Ruby Gulch Approach, head slightly west to find a safe entry into the massive Urad Bowl. Cornices will likely dictate the upper line here.

After a few good steep turns, the bowl widens and the angle lessens for several hundred feet. A slight dogleg skiers left below the bowl leads you into Woods Creek drainage. This drainage is a massive terrain trap and should not be skied lightly. There are also several choke points in the drainage where careful turns must be made.

The drainage ends at Woods Creek Road, part of the Urad Mine complex. Ski or hike down the road to reconnoiter with the Ruby Gulch TH.

Shared By:

Jake Albright

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looking down the middle of the Urad Bowl - Woods Creek Drainage is center left
May 22, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
looking down the top of the Urad Bowl
May 22, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
looking up at the massive Urad Bowl after the dogleg
May 22, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
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