Steamboat Area

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Steamboat Area

Submitted By: Dobish on May 29, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Pinnacle Gully

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.

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Details

Steamboat area has a mix of terrain, with a lot of snowmobile access. Rabbit Ear's pass is more commonly known for snowmobiliers, but there is some great skiing out there.  Motorized vehicles for during winter are only allowed on the eastern side of the pass, and non-motorized traffic is on the west.  There are a number of other peaks, recreation areas, and cross country ski locations to go visit in this area.

How to Get There

The best way to get to the steamboat area is to drive down highway 40 west through winter park, granby, and frasier.  You can also get there by taking I-70 West until dillon, and going North on Route 9.  Both are a good option, but 40 is a little bit more scenic.

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