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Hike-To/Not obvious Runs on Vail

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Are there any hike-to areas in Vail (inbounds) that anyone would like to share? My dad and I will be going out there this weekend and spending the week there for Spring Break and I'm looking for some new areas to try.  We've been going to Vail since before I was old enough to ski and I'm 16 now, so I have a fairly decent understanding of the layout and can ski most runs with the exception of large cliffs.  

 

Also hoping for some snow this week! I saw there was an inch yesterday, seems like Cali is getting all of the El Nino right now.  My Sir Francis Bacon's need some powder to rip through again. 

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There is some good terrain mentioned here:  http://www.epicski.com/a/vail-co-a-pictorial

The back bowls are so huge that even though you don't have to hike you can find some pretty quiet spots especially over in/near Sun Down Bowl and also in many of the glades of Blue Sky Basin.

 

Have fun.  I'll be in UT same week you're in CO.  Here's wishing us both good snow:beercheer:

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There is some good terrain mentioned here:  http://www.epicski.com/a/vail-co-a-pictorial
The back bowls are so huge that even though you don't have to hike you can find some pretty quiet spots especially over in/near Sun Down Bowl and also in many of the glades of Blue Sky Basin.

Have fun.  I'll be in UT same week you're in CO.  Here's wishing us both good snow:beercheer:

Thanks for the info! I think I'll try scoping out the Back Bowls more this year. I always seem to spend too much time either in the Northwoods area or Blue Sky. There's quite a few runs in the Back Bowls that I've never skied.
post #4 of 5

Hike to?  The lifts take you to the tops. ;-)

 

Yonder, and WOY (way over yonder)  are good bets for some "shooters")

 

Hairbag alley for some nice trees,  Not likely to see many tracks there. ;-)

Don't over look the "shooters" between whisky Jack and snag park.

 

Seldom, Never and O.S. are worth the traverse.

 

Kitty lair, if you know where ;-)

 

Hike to?  At Vail?   How gauche!

 

ETA

 

Iron Mask always leads to something good!


Edited by Cgrandy - 3/3/16 at 8:16pm
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Hike to?  The lifts take you to the tops. ;-)

Yonder, and WOY (way over yonder)  are good bets for some "shooters")

Hairbag alley for some nice trees,  Not likely to see many tracks there. ;-)
Don't over look the "shooters" between whisky Jack and snag park.

Seldom, Never and O.S. are worth the traverse.

Kitty lair, if you know where ;-)

Hike to?  At Vail?   How gauche!

ETA

Iron Mask always leads to something good!

I'm not familiar with Kitty Lair, is that something you wouldn't mine sharing? wink.gif. And what do you mean by "shooters?" Thanks for all the great info.
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