Hour Glass

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Hour Glass

Submitted By: Y.C. on December 27, 2011

Administrator: Y.C.

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Starting Elevation: 11,900
Elevation Gain:
Total Distance:
Avalanche Resources:
Snowmobile Access: No
Approach Difficulty: Easy

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Colorado » Rocky Mountain National Park

Dream Lake Chutes

There are several ways to work your way down through the Chutes.  You can ski both chutes via the relatively open fall lines, but you don't have to be blind to see the obvious tree runs surrounding the chutes, as well as the numerous pillow/cliff drop options.

Because most of the snow is wind-deposited, there can be some spots that are uber deep, but directly adjacent to a pillow might be only a couple of inches covering rocks.  Remember this when you are thinking about going big.  Also, some of the landings can be surprising flat.

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Treasure Mountain is just to the West of the wolf creek ski are and to the south of the Hwy.  This is a backcountry playground for both skiers and snowmobilers.

How to Get There

There are a few ways to reach treasure mountain.  One is from the top of treasure lift one can leave the resort hiking to the east through treasure pass and up towards the peak.   Another way is about two miles east of the pass there are some pullouts to park on the south side of the road.  Walk to the south towards the obvious pass between the ski area and a small knob which holds the Hour Glass and Gnome Chutes.  From here you can head to any spot to ski.

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