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Date Friday  2/8/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Ski the Peaks Trail from Breck to Frisco
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader John Martersteck
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
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Pace
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Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 850
Driving Distance

Location

Meet at Wooly Mammoth P&R at 7:30 for carpooling.  We will then drive to the Miners Creek trailhead in Frisco and take the Summit Stage shuttle to Breckenridge.



For more info Contact

John Martersteck
jmartersteck@yahoo.com
720.951.5376



Details

Enjoy one of the top cross country ski tours in Colorado, just below the tree line from Breckenridge to Frisco. We will meet at Miners Creek trailhead in Frisco to take the Summit Stage shuttle to Breckenridge; then take a Gondola ride up to the Peaks trailhead start (or, alternatively, the Black Route shuttle to Peak 7).  Rolling/moderate climbs lead to fast final descent to Frisco. Strong intermediate touring skills required.


 


The ski tour is about 8 mi and takes ~ 3-1/2+ hours, depending on the pace of the group, so we should be back to the Frisco TH by 2:00 PM. I suggest using waxless fish-scale touring skis with metal edges. If your skis are not fish-scale, plan to start the ski tour with skins on. Skis with metal edges are required.  Please use waxable skis only if you are an expert. The first five miles has a fair amount of mild up & rolling terrain. The final three miles is mostly downhill and will require strong power-wedge in spots, but is usually fast and fun. 


 


Bring the usual: 10 essentials and clothing appropriate for the weather, trail lunch/snacks. You do not need avalanche gear. Bring an FRS radio if you have one.  We will be skiing past trees that are very close to the trail, so a helmet is always a good idea.



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