Mt. Helen

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Mt. Helen

Submitted By: mtnfiend on November 27, 2011

Administrator: mtnfiend

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Starting Elevation: 13,000
Elevation Gain:
Total Distance:
Avalanche Resources:
Snowmobile Access: No
Approach Difficulty: Easy

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the descent is a more open treed run that is on a northern aspect. it is relatively short, and has very few technical terrain features. As you travel farther north and ski the more NW aspects, the terrain becomes steeper. Look out for stumps and deadfall

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I believe Mt Helen (13,164 ft) is considered a sub peak of Crystal.  It's mellow east facing slope can provide good skiing opportunities mid winter (given coverage) thru spring, and it' south slopes contains more exciting options that are more worthy of a spring descent.

How to Get There

One way to get there is by parking at the spruce creek TH (10,400) just south on hwy 9 from Breckenridge (turn off hwy 9 at spruce creek rd.).  Follow the spruce creek road to the plow turn around/parking lot/trail head.

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