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Date Tuesday  3/12/2019
End Date Tuesday  3/12/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Easy II Ski Tour to Tiger Townsite Outside Breckenridge
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Tom Waymire
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Casual
Classification Easy II
Trail Mileage 3.5
Elevation Gain 200
Driving Distance 140



Meet at Wooly Mammoth Park & Ride section MM at 9 AM.  With the time change mid-March, we'll still get an early start PLUS miss most of the 8 AM rush hour.

We will make two pit stops: the first at the Visitors Center in Georgetown and the 2nd at the Safeway store in Frisco. We'll meet on the north side of the store, use the restrooms, buy anything one forgot and then head to the trailhead parking area from there. The drive is about 1.5+ hours from Denver.

At Georgetown, we'll check the weather and traffic before heading out in case we need to pick an alternative ski site.

The trailhead is 4.2 miles east on Tiger Road, which is the stopolight just north of Breckenridge. Parking for 5 cars.


For more info Contact

Tom Waymire day: 303-355-6181, evening: 303-757-3442, cell (no texts) 303-921-8408


This trip is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Over The Hill Gang, but is open to all qualified CMC members.

This trip provides easy practice for x-c skiing with more varied terrain, but still being in the Easy II category. No skins necessary. 

We will see the Royal Tiger mine and mill site, the Cashier Mine that connects to the Tiger mine and through the mountain to the Mayflower mine. We will visit an open mine adit.

The ski tour has a bit of everything: a mild climb to start with a very short steeper section, a narrow and twisting section, a creek bridge, a short uphill climb to some original cabins by the Cashier Mine, a long straight downhill glide, and finishes with a flat out and back run to the Tiger Mine and Mill.

The trip will last from 1.5 to 2+ hours, depending on the snow depth, side trails taken and time for lunch. Bring a lunch, but your car might decide to eat afterwards at the Sunshine Cafe in Silverthorne (maybe even the Smokin Yard BBQ place in Idaho Springs). All is dependent on your car's preference. But be sure to at least carry a snack and water with you.

Check out the Denver Group website:  It has more information than does the regular CMC website about the various activities of the Denver Group.


Your car will have one or two pit stops on the way home.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.