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Steepness of breckenridge Horse shoe bowl

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how steep would any of you who are familiar with Breck say the horse shoe bowl is?? It is the only thing I can use to quantify steepness.
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Originally Posted by terragator View Post
how steep would any of you who are familiar with Breck say the horse shoe bowl is?? It is the only thing I can use to quantify steepness.
I've never measured the middle where most people ski but I think it's about 30 degrees at its steepest. If you cut skier's left to the steepest part (Lulu), it's over 40 degrees. How much over depends on how the snow has blown in over the ridge.
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I carry a clinometer. That method seems to be error prone because it would be hard to put the top pole exactly perpendicular to vertical.
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I'd agree with the 30 degrees. That sounds about right.
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Perhaps, I have my own calibration method. Steep & too Steep.
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this site says 47 degrees. Not sure how they got that figure

http://www.skistats.com/slopes_detai...t=Breckenridge
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this site says 47 degrees. Not sure how they got that figure

http://www.skistats.com/slopes_detai...t=Breckenridge
That appears to be a typo as it's associated with a lift. In any case, there are no sustained 47 degree pitches in Horseshoe Bowl ever. There are some really short pitches off rock bands that might sometimes be that steep if they load just right but they are anomolies.
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