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Ski Sundown

Submitted By: Dobish on October 28, 2011

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Colorado » Front Range

Tuning Fork Couloir

Lou Dawson refers to this line as a "Big-ol-strip-o-snow" in this book Colorado's Fourteeners Volume 1.  The slope of this couloir is surprisingly consistent over it's entire length.  It's incredibly wide (100+ feet), and fun line that seems to go on forever.  It's also a very straight forward descent.  What you see is what you get, because in fact, you can see the entire line from the top.  This line may not easily go from the exact summit, so some down climbing over talus may be required.  Both Lou Dawson in his 14ers guide book, and Bill Middlebrook on 14ers.com have excellent write-ups on this route.

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Details

This is a currently opperating ski resort

How to Get There

highway 44 to 219 to ratlum rd. 

Area Camping

there are some state forests around there, but there are also a ton of hotels and bed and breakfasts

Area Food

yep food is there

Area Access

This is a resort, so you need to check with both the ski patrol and other local authorities to make sure that uphill traffic is allowed.  

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