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post #1 of 7
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I'm heading to Keystone with a few buddies in the beginning of February, but plan to ski a few different mountains during our 5 days in Summit County. I've skied Breck before...hiked Peak 9(?) and had a blast off chair 6. Also did a bit of hiking at A-Basin. What is there to trek to at Keystone? Anything off the Outback area? How bout Copper?

I'm not necessarily looking for hikes, but good areas on these mountains to rip some freshies and trees/small waterfalls. I'm sure it is pretty hard to pick out a local at these places, as they are usually whooping it up out of sight. I know I was, even at Stowe in VT.

So if any of you would care to divulge information as to where to find the goods in Summit County, I'd greatly appreciate it.


post #2 of 7
There is a short hike to the bowls of Keystone at the outback right in front of the lift. Did it Sat and it was great, Mon was not as good. can get pretty crowded since the hike is so short.
post #3 of 7
If it is open, the ridge along Tucker Mountain at Copper Mountain can be pretty amazing. Tucker is the peak across from the back side of Union Peak. The Back Bowls of Copper have two lifts -- neither accesses Tucker, but you can hike south along the ridge around the rim of the bowl to get to it. Even if Tucker isn't open (and that is often the case), the terrain along that ridge is really nice.

See www.ski-copper.com for details. Have fun!
post #4 of 7
Bob Barns can clarify this, but the last time I was at Copper, there was a snowcat that took people up to the pass to Tucker Mountain. Then a short hike either way to get some great Pow. A nice run called Taco and Nacho. Some good runs towards the other side also. At the Out back in Keystone there are some great back country runs toward A Basin. Some nice Pow runs that end up in some steep tree runs down under the Gondola. Other than that, I have done Loveland pass many times, both towards A Basin on both sides of the road. Not much of a wait for rides back up for more runs. People are very nice giving you rides. Be in good condition, don't ski alone and always check for avalanche dangers. There are also some good tree runs toward Loveland Basin side. More technical and some real steep and tight. A Basin also has some great chutes to hike. All along the East wall toward Loveland Pass. If you have the lung capacity and the balls, you got your choice of some of the steepest, tightest chutes in Colorado. You also can ski over the other side of Palavicinni and do steeps and trees down to highway 6. There is a walkout to the road and a creek that can be nasty if the snow is deep. I have done a little bit of all these things over the years. Use your head, be cautious in the backcountry. If you've never done it before, please go with someone experienced.

If it holds snow-It can be skied!

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post #5 of 7
Top of Outback chair, hike straight up the ridge and drop down to the left for awesome trees...the times we've been in there there are usually few tracks.
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Anyone else?
post #7 of 7
For really good skiing, hike I-70 west right through colorado and go to Alta. Or if that's too intense try the north bowl at keystone that's fun in the sun.

Well I wonder where that skier's bound. Is there some run, somewhere, someway out there that I've not found?
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