Geneva Basin

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Geneva Basin

Submitted By: Dobish on April 08, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Colorado » Front Range

Marjorie Bowl

There are a couple of different lines down Marjorie Bowl, but the main line follows the ridge line down the fall line.  The top part of this descent is very steep and often directly under a cornice. Proper terrain management is a must. You want to make sure that you have seen the route and you know that the line goes through. The main lines to skiers left are most often filled in, whereas there are alternate routes to skiers right that do not always get filled in.  The apron of the descent pans out and often the snow will change at the exit where it opens up.  Because these are north facing couliors, they are often shaded and the snow is firmer. There are no trees to hold the snow, so be prepared for variable conditions.

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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

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