Spooner Hill

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Spooner Hill

Submitted By: Y.C. on January 27, 2012

Administrator: Y.C.

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The Bowl

Steep wide open bowl.  The bowl tops out in the 30 degrees so only ski this in times of pretty safe avalanche conditions.  If you go too far to the north there is a MONSTROUS cornice usually there so watch out for that.  You'll ski down to a bench which makes a great island of safety to watch your buddies from (pick your location wisely).  After that there are a few mellow tree shots that you can pick up further to the east that will add into the descent and take you right back to where the road first switchbacks.  Be careful though, even these tree chutes can have pretty high avy danger.

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Details

This is a Side country area off the left side of Wolf Creek Ski area.  It is out of bounds/inbounds.  It is in there area but it is considered non-lift served.  Many people access it with out tickets but at any moment the area could care.  When you park in the parking lot it is the obvious hill to the left of horseshoe bowl and it is labeled on the ski area map

How to Get There

Start from the far lookers left end of the parking lot.  Take the A-way run down to the Alberta lift.  From here start on the right side of the lift and skin a along the lift for 20 feet and cut under the lift fallowing the cat walk (Camino del Monte).  Once at the base of the Hill head to lookers left and continue skinning up the left side.  Once at the top, drop and repeat until done.  Then take the cat track back to the Alberta lift and ski back up to the car.

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