Hidden Valley Descent Group

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Hidden Valley Descent Group

Submitted By: DanF on December 04, 2011

Administrator: DanF

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Snowmobile Access: No
Approach Difficulty: Easy

Featured Descent

Colorado » Ten Mile Range

NE Couloir or NE face

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.

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Hidden Valley has a good variety of descents viewable from left to right from the parking area.

How to Get There

You can find good skiing within a 1-2 mile approach.  This area is fairly well traveled and a skin track will often already exist.  

Begin your skin straight out of the parking lot.  You will quickly pass a sledding and tubing area on the left before the approach to increase in angle. 

In about a third of a mile, the trail breaks into an intersection.  Head left to take the Aspen trail.  This will take you all the way to Trail Ridge Road.  If you continue on, you will stay on Columbine trail.

At about a mile from the parking lot, you will cross Trail Ridge Road.  Continue up and onward if you want to ski the the Main Slope.

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