Hanging Meadow

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Hanging Meadow

Submitted By: Dobish on May 01, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Rating: 43211 4.0 (1 Reviews)

Route Type:
  • Ski Touring
Descent Difficulty:
Ascent Type
- Skin Track: Easy
- Bootpack: moderate
- Mountaineering:
Starting Elevation: 11022 ft.
Elevation Gain: 378 ft.
High Point: 11400 ft.
Max Slope Angle: 40°


All of these routes are accessed off of the top of berthoud pass.  Head up the hill to the observation and weather station, and head north about 1000 feet just past High Tail Trees and head down.  The Hanging meadow is an open zone that is pretty steep, and is void of trees.  If you go to far, you will be on top of the knuckles and the fingers.

Equipment Needs

Avy Gear is recommended for this route


The descent for this area is pretty short, but it does get steep. You start out going through the trees, and as it gets steeper, it becomes an avy path.  The hanging meadow is a short pitch that is void of trees, but be careful because it is prone to avalanches caused by backcountry skiers.  Once you are down through the meadow, you can cut hard left to get back to the first turnoff and take a quick skin back up to the warming hut or you can continue NW and go down to 7 Mile, which is a much longer run.

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BerthoudHucker's avatar

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

I had about 3 good turns up there, but there was a lot of windbuff the other day. pics are not worth showing off.

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    43211 Added on 11/23/2011 by {name}

    Awesome descent...definitely worth checking out.

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