Max slope angle
15-30 Degrees
Primary aspect
East facing
Vertical descent
2,000.00 ft (609.60 m)
Distance
5.00 mi (8.05 km)
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Kiroro is a popular ski area with great access to the backcountry. The ski area is relatively flat, but the surrounding terrain is steep and consistent. You can leave the resort through gates to the west or access from the parking lots down below. Both require creek crossings that can be difficult to find and dangerous.

The ridgeline to the west holds long lines with great tree skiing. The farther south you go along the ridge, the more varied and steeper the terrain gets. Watch for glide cracks and terrain traps in this area. From the parking lot, find the creek crossing to the west. Hopefully there's a previous track to make the crossing easier to find. After the creek crossing, ascend one of the many shoulders to access the ridgeline. A variety of aspects and tighter trees make this an excellence choice for storm days.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Easy access. Tree skiing.

Cons

Creek crossings.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Trailhead Elevation

1,800.00 ft (548.64 m)

Highest point

3,500.00 ft (1,066.80 m)

Total elevation gain

2,000.00 ft (609.60 m)

Net Elevation Gain

2,000.00 ft (609.60 m)

One-way approach distance

2.00 mi (3.22 km)

Features

Old-growth forest

Trail type

There-and-back

Access

Vehicle

Typically multi-day

No

Shuttle required

No

Terrain type

Trees

Snowmobiles allowed

No

Drinking water

Unfrozen water

Location

Field Guide

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