Submitted By: mtnfiend on July 07, 2011
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The main descent is straight down the chute through two hallways, which are not super narrow. There is a skiers right option if the main line has already been hit. It is a great route but can have serious avalanche hazards and potential to pin a person into a rock or drag over a cliff. Pay attention to the convexity on the top, this route can get wind loaded. The exit is a right turn down the first creek to the parking lot.[more]
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