What's in this Area?
Submitted By: Dobish on April 08, 2010
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The descent can start from the summit if you're eager to huck your meat off a 10 ft ledge into the couloir. I imagine most people choose to start at the prominent notch just below the summit ridge. Initially the slope is fairly mellow, but rolls over mid way down the couloir for an exciting short pitch of 40ish degree skiing. The snow in the couloir may be kind of chunky from wet slide debris from the SE facing wall above and climbers right of the chute. Not to worry though, the upper portion of the couloir itself is nicely sheltered from early morning sunhit.[more]
Geneva Basin was a ski resort from 1963-1984, so there is a lot of open terrain up there. there are no more towers, and some of the vegetation has started to grow back, but for the most part this is a nice quite place to go spend the day backcountry skiing. It is a great spot for beginner backcountry skiers, as well as those just looking to get out and explore their own back yards.
How to Get There
Take I-70 West to Georgetown, then head through the town and up Guanella Pass Road. The old resort is 6 miles from Georgetown
Submitted on: Sep 29, 2010
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