Submitted By: mtnfiend on July 07, 2011
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Depending on snow cover, it may be possible to descend NE off the summit to the open snow field above the NE couloir. You can also descent east off the summit and traverse skiers left to the snow field above the NE couloir. When we skied it, the couloir narrowed about half way down the face to about 6 feet (this of course will vary with timing/snow conditions). Once thru the narrow section, you're basically at the top of the apron, so let 'em rip!!
For extra credit, climb and ski one of the north facing couloirs on North Star Mountain on the way back to the car.
Wheeler Mountain sits at the south west end of the blue lakes basin that is formed by Quandary, Fletcher, and Drift to the north and North Star Mountain to the east.
How to Get There
Take hwy 9 south out of Breckenridge towards Hoosier Pass. Turn west at the Quandary and Blue lakes trail head. In winter, the road closure is basically immediately off the hwy. Later in the spring, the road to blue lakes melts out and you can then park at the lake.
Submitted on: Jan 30, 2012