Hells Half Acre
Submitted By: Dobish on January 18, 2010
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Steep wide open bowl. The bowl tops out in the 30 degrees so only ski this in times of pretty safe avalanche conditions. If you go too far to the north there is a MONSTROUS cornice usually there so watch out for that. You'll ski down to a bench which makes a great island of safety to watch your buddies from (pick your location wisely). After that there are a few mellow tree shots that you can pick up further to the east that will add into the descent and take you right back to where the road first switchbacks. Be careful though, even these tree chutes can have pretty high avy danger.[more]
Hells Half Acre includes a variety of terrain from trees to cliffs to open areas. It is easily accessible, and in general the snow is very good. The terrain is so varied that it allows for everyone to enjoy some of the great skiing without being too risky. This area includes High Trail Trees, Shop Chutes, Hanging Meadow, Sentinel Chute, North Chute, The Choke, The Knuckle, The Fingers, Mines 2, and Mines 1
How to Get There
Drive to the top of Berthoud Pass, and start in the parking area by the warming hut. From the parking lot, head due East from the lot and follow the trees on the left towards the observation equipment at the top of the pass. The approach is about 700' and is moderate.
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