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Date Saturday  3/17/2018
End Date Saturday  3/17/2018
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Sawmill BCX Ski Trip
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Scott Farquhar
Co-Leader John Wullschleger
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate II
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance 150


The meeting place and time will be e-mailed to participants a couple of days before the trip

For more info Contact

Scott Farquhar Trip Leader -


We will park at the Blue Lake Trailhead and walk the short distance to the Sawmill Trail. Here we will ski on-trail uphill for approximately 2 1/2 miles. At this point the group will cut off trail uphill through the powder to the west then to the south-west. The climb will be approximately 700 to 800 ft through what we "hope" is deep powder. At this point we will turn around and ski downhill through the trees back to the trail then down the trail to the trailhead.

Note the maximum slope will only be slightly above 20 deg so you will not need AT Equipment or Avalanche beacons. HOWEVER, due to the slope and since we will be skiing in the trees you will need shaped skis (BCX or Tele) with metal edges (not skinny skis) and skins (for the climb uphill). A helmet will not be "required", but I will be wearing mine on the way down. You also need to be comfortable skiing downhill on a decent slope, in the powder through the trees. In some past years even the final downhill trail section has been a bit icy making for an "exciting" ending to the day. 




Note you will need to contact the Trip Leader to register for this trip