Chugach Mountains

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Chugach Mountains

Submitted By: Dobish on April 05, 2010

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Featured Descent

Colorado » Rocky Mountain National Park

Dragon’s Tail Couloir

This is a straight forward descent, make sure you are in the right couloir.  There are cliffs and hazards all around this area.  It is a steep, 50 degree, ski run that can be dangerous.  Timing is important on a ski descent like this one.  The Left side is wider and a little less steep compared to the right side of the Y.  There are safety zones the whole way down.

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Steep peaks that go right into the ocean? Yep. they are up here in Alaska. The Chugach Range forms a 300-mile crescent located just outside the town of Valdez, Alaska, east of Anchorage and west of the Wrangell Mountains. Because of the maritime climate, and the coastal winds, the chugach averages over 600 annual inches. The World Extreme Skiing Championships have been hosted in the Chugach since 1991. The highest peaks of the Chugach are located in the central to west-central portions of the range, which extends to the Tana River, Tana Glacier, and the Bering Glacier. The highest of these is Mount Marcus Baker (13,176 ft./4016 m). The lower peaks in the south were ignored by those looking to claim ascents of big peaks, but because of the easy access, make a great place to ski for a day or two!

 

How to Get There

If you look all around, you will see them! Close to major cities. you can drive, hike, take a cat or take a helicopter

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