Chugach Mountains

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Chugach Mountains

Submitted By: Dobish on April 05, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Once in the line, there is nothing to difficult about the route finding.  There is a spine out skiers right that you could go over into a different section if the line started to rip.  The main line descends straight down over a few cliffs, height and risk depending on snow.   After the mandatory air you have the skirt where I headed to the right side to descend under the east face of notch top.  Keep heading right towards lake Helene.  Be heads up of the slopes to skiers right that can slide.  You will need to skin up to the lake.  Once at the lake I recomend skinning up Flat top where you can get a high perch and ski down and around back to Bear Lake.  Be carefull of getting caught in the thick trees and route finding in the drainage below Lake Helene.

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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!

 

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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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