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Date Sunday  1/26/2020
End Date Sunday  1/26/2020
Group Boulder
Event Title Lady Trailblazer Ski/Splitboard Hidden Valley Lady supportive males welcome too!
Section Trailblazers
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Approved
Leader Kahle Toothill
Co-Leader Kristen Buckland
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 3
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance 102


Hidden Valley, RMNP

For more info Contact

To Register:

**Email trip leader for password, and please answer the following questions in the email:**

What level avy training have you completed, and when was it? 

- Do you own (and are comfortable using), a beacon, shovel, and probe?

- Have you been on any other CMC ski trips?

- Roughly how often do you go backcountry skiiing (or snowboarding)?


Trip leader: Kahle Toothill,


SO excited to put together a trip for girls (and for any guys that love to spend time with us girls too)! While we're earning our turns at a casual uphill pace at Hidden Valley in RMNP we'll have time for breaks and for getting to know each other and hopefully gaining some new ski partners. Don't be afraid to bring new layers or new gear to try out too. 

Hidden Valley used to be an old ski resort and some of the cut runs still exist. This is an easy half-day tour. We will start at the parking lot (elevation 9,325') where there are ample parking spots and bathrooms. If we're lucky, the warming hut will be open for a pre-tour debrief and beacon check.

The tour will follow an established skin track up an intermediate/blue slope. There are some short, steep sections that we will slowly navigate when we get to them. Despite these few short and steep sections, the average slope angle is 20-25 degrees. We will skin up to at least Trail Ridge Road and assess if the conditions allow us to keep going above the road. If we stop at Trail Ridge Road the elevation gain is 800'; if we go to the ridge line above the road the elevation gain is a little over 1500'. 

Requirements: Beacon, shovel, probe, AT ski gear or splitboard, food, water, warm layers. An NSP or AIARE Level 1 course is preferred. Be comfortable riding intermediate backcountry terrain (equivelant to black runs inbounds) and encountering unforseen obstacles. 

The trip leader is a splitboarder. 

Meeting Place: NE side of Lucky's Market parking lot in South Boulder (695 S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305) at 7:30am on Sunday, January 12. Anticipate to be back at the parking lot in Boulder between 2-3pm. We may have time to stop for lunch in Estes or Boulder. 

Note this trip is geared towards the Trailblazers (Social group for Colorado Mountain Club members in their 20s and 30s) subgroup of the CMC, but all are welcome to join.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.