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Date Sunday  2/10/2019
End Date Sunday  2/10/2019
Group Boulder
Event Title Ski/Splitboard Banana Bowls, RMNP
Section Trailblazers
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Kahle Toothill
Co-Leader Trey Laurence
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 100


Banana Bowls, East Face of Flattop Mountain, Bear Lake Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park. 

For more info Contact

**Email trip leaders 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,

Coleader: Trey Laurence,


Pretty mellow ski tour. At its steepest, the Banana Bowls are about 30 degrees (comparable to blues at ski resorts). From the Bear Lake TH, we will follow Flattop trail towards Lake Helene until we exit trees. At that point, we will skin up the left side of the open face (roughly 1,000'). Turnaround time on the snow is around 12, depending on snow conditions. If the snow is good, we'll take a second lap in the bowl. The ski out on the trail is also low angle, but requires naviation on narrow trails and some walking for snowboarders on the flat sections. Anticiapte to be back at the TH by 1:30pm.

The winds can sometimes get crazy on Flattop Mounatin so the backup plan will be Hidden Valley in RMNP. 

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 and encountering unforseen obstacles. 


The trip leader and co-leader are both splitboarders. 





Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.