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  • DYNAFIT Broad Peak Skis
    DYNAFIT Broad Peak Skis

    Built to tackle any terrain, ice, powder and slush, the Dynafit Broad Peak skins up with ease and lays down first tracks in any conditions.

    $649.95
    Where to Buy
  • LUCID SKIS Trip Skis
    LUCID SKIS Trip Skis

    Light and nimble, the quick turning Lucid Trip backcountry touring model excels in the bumps and trees, but holds an edge on the hairiest, steepest of slopes.

    $820.00
    Where to Buy
  • LUCID SKIS Cannon Skis
    LUCID SKIS Cannon Skis

    Designed and made in Maine, the Lucid Cannon Ski is designed for big all-mountain action and is right home in conditions typical to the North East.

    $900.00
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  • DYNAFIT Huascaran Skis
    DYNAFIT Huascaran Skis

    With a long, flat tip and a progressive tail, the Dynafit Huascaran delivers maximum float and a perfectly smooth ride.

    $899.95
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  • VOLKL Kenja Skis
    VOLKL Kenja Skis

    The Volkl Kenja is an All Mountain Ski for variable conditions, equally at home on the frontside as it is in the backcountry.

    $649.00
    Where to Buy
  • VOLKL Kink Skis
    VOLKL Kink Skis

    An all new Park and Pipe Ski from Volkl, the Kink boasts tip and tail rocker for riding switch and tough box construction for life in the park.

    $499.00
    Where to Buy
  • VOLKL Kendo Skis
    VOLKL Kendo Skis

    The Volkl Kendo is an All Mountain Ski for variable conditions, equally at home on the frontside as it is in the backcountry.

    $649.00
    Where to Buy
  • VOLKL Mantra Skis
    VOLKL Mantra Skis

    The Mantra is the pinnacle product for the skier who wants to ski the deep stuff, yet still have a solid, all-mountain feel on the front of the mountain.

    $699.00
    Where to Buy
  • K2 Hardside Skis
    K2 Hardside Skis

    While we remember the powder days, the truth is, we ski on crud more often. The K2 Hardside gets you through the cold, hard days and shines when you finally get your powder reward!

    $699.95
    Where to Buy
  • K2 COOMBAck Skis
    K2 COOMBAck Skis

    A powder ski built for people who like adventures, the K2 COOMBAck is equally happy ticking off first descents or skinning up unknown peaks.

    $649.95
    Where to Buy
  • ICELANTIC Keeper Skis
    ICELANTIC Keeper Skis

    The Icelantic Keeper is perfect for floating and slashing through bottomless powder while the traditional camber underfoot holds your line on hardpack conditions.

    $729.00
    Where to Buy
  • ICELANTIC Nomad RKR Skis
    ICELANTIC Nomad RKR Skis

    Built on the Icelantic Nomad design with increased rocker tip and tail that lets you bounce down the mountain from kicker to rail.

    $699.00
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  • ICELANTIC Nomad Skis
    ICELANTIC Nomad Skis

    Able to tackle any and every snow condition, at ease among ridges and peaks, and eager to lay into any terrain, the Icelantic Nomad is an exceptional tool of versatility.

    $699.00
    Where to Buy
  • BLACK DIAMOND Revert Skis
    BLACK DIAMOND Revert Skis

    A completely new type of all-terrain touring ski, the Black Diamond Revert with a hybrid rockered shape offers precise turns on hard snow and stable skiing in soft or variable snow.

    $649.00
    Where to Buy
  • BLACK DIAMOND Warrant Skis
    BLACK DIAMOND Warrant Skis

    A quiver of one, the Black Diamond Warrant is an easy-turning everyday frontside machine.

    $599.00
    Where to Buy
  • BLACK DIAMOND Verdict Skis
    BLACK DIAMOND Verdict Skis

    The redesigned Black Diamond Verdict is a weapon for skiers who choose to charge through firm variable snow rather than steer around it.

    $749.00
    Where to Buy
  • BLACK DIAMOND Zealot Skis
    BLACK DIAMOND Zealot Skis

    Supremely damp and stable, thanks to the new 3D metal sandwich, the Black Diamond Zealot is a big gun with a playful side.

    $779.00
    Where to Buy
  • BLACK DIAMOND Amp Skis
    BLACK DIAMOND Amp Skis

    The all-new Black Diamond Amp is designed to send back country booters, drift smear turns through wind-buff and or arcing on the groomers.

    $689.00
    Where to Buy
  • DYNAFIT Stoke Skis
    DYNAFIT Stoke Skis

    The Dynafit Stoke is an extraordinary lightweight ski and unbelievably smooth ski for powder snow and more challenging terrain.

    $799.95
    Where to Buy
  • Volkl Bridge Ski 11/12
    $700.00
    Where to Buy
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Featured Descent

Colorado » Ten Mile Range

East Ridge and Bowls

There are two major east facing bowls to descend along the north side of the ridge.  They are pretty obvious to find.  One drops from very near the summit down to 13,100'.  The second begins just past the flat section of the ridge and drops to treeline at 11,600.  You can avoid the lower bowl if desired and ski right down the ridge crest, but the bowl has better skiing.  Just make sure you don't drop too low at the bottom, or you'll have to climb back to the trail.

From treeline, follow the trail back to your car.  Do not ski to the south directly down the fall line to Blue Lakes Road, though this is tempting... you will be trespassing on private property.

The East Bowls are moderate in difficulty - about D3-D4.  For more info on the D-system for rating ski descents, see here: http://www.wildsnow.com/articles/ratings/ski-board-d-rating-system.html.  They are steep enough to slide, but are one of the safer spring ski descents.  This route is not recommended in winter because it will most likely be wind scoured most of the time.

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