Treasure Mountain

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Treasure Mountain

Submitted By: Y.C. on December 27, 2011

Administrator: Y.C.

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Colorado » Front Range

Russell Peak East Face

The east face of Russell is technical and can be tight depending upon snow conditions.  It is east facing, which means it gets sun early, and it also involves much steeper lines. The longest descents are from the peak, but they are very committing. Once you are up there, there is no backing out and escape routes are hard to come by should something slide.

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Treasure Mountain is just to the West of the wolf creek ski are and to the south of the Hwy.  This is a backcountry playground for both skiers and snowmobilers.

How to Get There

There are a few ways to reach treasure mountain.  One is from the top of treasure lift one can leave the resort hiking to the east through treasure pass and up towards the peak.   Another way is about two miles east of the pass there are some pullouts to park on the south side of the road.  Walk to the south towards the obvious pass between the ski area and a small knob which holds the Hour Glass and Gnome Chutes.  From here you can head to any spot to ski.

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