Agassiz Peak

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Agassiz Peak

Submitted By: Y.C. on May 04, 2011

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Arizona » Kachina Peaks

Monti Vista Chute

From the top of Agassiz the line descends to down the high alpine ridge to the east.  Just short of the saddle it descends to the skiers right towards the south and town.  This route then followes the avalanche path and drainage for long beautiful run.  At the bottom you begin meandering right towards the Leroux fire scar.  Once you hit Freidlein Prairie Road this is the end of the run and you follow the road to skiers right back to snowbowl road. This is a long run, make sure you carry a map.  It flattens out at the end and you would like to get back to snowbowl road so you can get a ride back up to the ski area.  Please also be advised that this is the ski run where the only Arizona avalanche fatality occured, be smart.

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From downtown Flagstaff this is the largest peak that you can see on the left side of the mountains to the north of town, Humpreys is hidden behind it.  This peak has alot of different lines coming from its summit in all directions.  Its most classic line is the Monti Vista chute that is visible from Flagstaff.  The ski resort is also built on the west ridge of Agassiz allowing for easy access.

How to Get There

The easiest way to Agassiz Peak is up the main lift at Snowbowl ski area.  From here exit the backcountry gate to the south of the ski patrol hut.  The hike extends up the ridgeline that the lift followed up.  It is not a long hike and you are on the top of Agassiz Peak.  Connect your tool for descent and gets some!

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