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Date Tuesday  2/8/2022
End Date Tuesday  2/8/2022
Group Roaring Fork
Event Title XC ski Nicholson Creek
Start Time 8:05 AM
Status Approved
Leader Susan Rhea
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate II
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 2750
Driving Distance 50


Nicholson Creek, approximately 3 miles up Capitol Creek Road

For more info Contact

Susan Rhea, 303-278-8005, text preferred 


Six to eight mile round trip, depending on conditions and group dynamics. Starting elevation 8000 ft, high elevation 10,750. First two miles (600 ft) of route on summer road. Slope angles for skiing and surrounding terrain less than 28 degrees. Must have competent ski touring ability, solid snowplow in untracked brushy terrain, use metal edged backcountry skis and be experienced with skins. Telemark or AT bindings required. Adjustable length poles recommended. Must be confident of pacing for 4-6 hour outing in winter conditions. Day pack should include extra jacket, hat, gloves, energy food and hydration beyond what you plan on consuming. Beautiful scenery in willow, aspen, and evergreen forest. Trip will be cancelled if weather or snow conditions miserable.


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Front Range Members: The trailhead is a minimum four-hour drive from the Denver Metro area.