Glenwood Springs / Carbondale
Submitted By: Killabeeski on April 23, 2010
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The route starts with a very short, narrow section passing the pinnacle of rock which gives the gully it's name. From there the gully opens up and allows for some fast and fun skiing at a sustained steep pitch (which I measured at around 45 degrees).
The gully drops you into the Loch Avon basin and the quickest route back is to skin up Coire Domhain before trudging back across the plateau to the car park.
This gully is ideal to link up with another two or three nearby for a full days skiing.[more]
Glenwood and Carbondale are both right off of I 70 west of Vail. From here you have great access to Sunlight Ski Resort as well as the Roaring Fork Valley. There is great access to plenty of skiing back here, not to mention the hot springs in Glenwood.
How to Get There
Just head west of the Front Range on I70 and you will cross through Glenwood Springs. From here there are plenty of great backcountry ski areas to tap into