RMNP Ski Mountaineering

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Ski Mountaineering in Rocky Mountain National Park is some of the most accessible and  dramatic in the lower 48. 

The season typically lasts from November to July with approaches of 20 minutes to 4 hours for a range of objectives from mellow to extreme. 

With backcountry skiing starting at altitudes of 9,500' and as high as the summit of Longs Peak at 14,255', the best skiing along the east side of the Continental Divide is easily accessed in just 20 minutes from the hamlet of Estes Park.

 

Flattop East Face

One of the Biggest Open Slopes in the Park with Lower Angles

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Sundance Mountain North Face

Summer Skiing on the Continental Divide

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Dragontail Couloir

RMNP's Most Popular Steep Gash

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Knobtop Mtn - Mini AK Couloir

When It's Thick and Stable, This is the Place for some Steep Lines.

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Hidden Valley Backcountry Area

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Easy Access, Lower Angles and a More Stable Snowpack in the Old Ski Area

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Notchtop Spire Couloir

Extreme Sliding on a Striking Line

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Terrain Park

Steeper Sliding in the Treeline Zone of the Glacial Knobs

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Ptarmigan Headwall

Stunning Bowls of Steep Terrain Guarded by Big Cornices

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Notchtop Couloir

The Park's Best Known Sliding Gash

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Corral Couloir

A Short but Steep Entrance into the Tyndall

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Lambslide Couloir

Summer Sliding Below the East Face of Longs Peak

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Hallett Peak South Face

 Our of Our All-Time Favorite Descents in RMNP

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