Glenwood Springs / Carbondale

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Glenwood Springs / Carbondale

Submitted By: Killabeeski on April 23, 2010

Administrator: Killabeeski

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Colorado » Front Range

The Citadel

One of my favorite lines in the front range with lots of options.  You can ski the couloir between the double summits for a nice 40 degree pitch with rock wall on either side. 
You can also ski the Northeast face.  Not sure on the slope angle but it is a open face with limited exposure. 
You can ski the South East face for a more mellow descent (better if you started at Butler Gultch) with amazing terrain and small playful features all the way down. 
**Take all necessary avalanche precautions.  It is not uncommon to get a lot of wind loading in this area due to its proximity to the divide.**

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Details

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

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