Low Angle Heaven

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Low Angle Heaven

Submitted By: E_Poore on January 07, 2014

Administrator: E_Poore

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Snowmobile Access: No
Approach Difficulty: Easy

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Arizona » Kachina Peaks


This is a awesome avy chute that makes a "X", both entrances and exits are great with 35 degrees at start and 28 at the bottom.



Great low angle bowl/glades.  This is the first opening that you come to in the skin track from the main parking area.  I would recommend continuing to the skiers left once in the opening and the terrain will break over into a nice pitch that is around 30 degrees.  This is a great place to go if the AVY danger is high or you are looking for a quick tour before you need to back in Boulder for the afternoon.  

To provide a reference.  I left Boulder, with snowy road, at about 8am, ski FOUR good laps and get my partner back in time for the 3pm Buff Basketball game.

How to Get There

Probably one of the easiest approaches in the front range.  The trail from the parking area took my partner and I about 30 min.  If there is no skin track, head straight from the parking area then skinners left at the saddle.  I am pretty sure that it is a small 4x4 road in the summer due to the obvious opening in the trees.  Follow all the way until the trees open in to mellow glades.

Access Issues

Hard to access if road is not plowed but seems to be be well maintained.

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