Beginner BC Routes

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Re: Beginner BC Routes

Postby Cruiser » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:37 am

Alpine wrote:
Cruiser wrote:Drive Hwy 40 towards Winter Park. Pass Empire and go as far as the first switchhback on the climb to Guanella Pass.

Just so someone doesn't get too lost trying to follow these directions, I am sure Cruiser meant to say "Berthoud Pass' not "Guanella Pass".

Oops. I wasn't paying attention. Will edit that first post now.
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Re: Beginner BC Routes

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:35 am

I think one of the best beginner winter 14er routes is Bierdstat, I've done that route skiing from the lot right to the summit and back down again. It does have a few spots that could slide, but is usually so wind hammered that it is pretty safe. Although it makes for horrible skiing it's a good place to realize that the skiing on the 14ers in winter generally sucks.
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Re: Beginner BC Routes

Postby 2005trek1200 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:17 am

The misses and i are going to be up in Grand Lake this weekend doing some hiking...i may sneak away early am and get those skins to work.

any recommendation on beginner type runs over there with low/no avy danger?


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