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Date Sunday  12/22/2019
End Date
Group Gore Range
Event Title Spruce Creek Ski Tour
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Mike Moerk
Co-Leader Dale Pfaff
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate I
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 750
Driving Distance 26 mi from Frisco I-70 Exit 203

Location

Meet at Frisco Safeway at 9 AM. Park farthest from store. Spruce Creek TH is about 3.7 mi south of Breckenridge.Notify leader if driving directly to TH; arrive ready to ski by 10 AM.



For more info Contact

Mike Moerk mike@moerk.org  719-659-1955

 



Details

We will ski up the trail to the Mohawk Lakes trailhead then descend down the 4WD Spruce Creek Rd to complete the loop. The trail is a moderate climb through the woods.  Some skiers prefer kicker skins, but it can be done with fishscales.  We will return with a brisk downhill ride back to the TH. Intermediate backcountry downhill skill required. 



Depending on the group, we may choose to make this an out-and-back, skiing back down the Spruce Creek Trail.  This is more technical but the snow is often better on the trail than the road. 



Bring the usual: 10 essentials and clothing appropriate for the weather, trail lunch/snacks. You do not need avalanche gear.



 



 




Notes

Many skiers prefer using kicker skins for the climb, but I just use fishscales.  Perhaps a little more work on the steep parts but more glide... either is doable, and it's really personal preference.   It is a pretty steady uphill for 2 mi, with a few short steep sections. The first creek crossing deserves attention, narrow & deceptive under the snow cover. The descent on the road can be a pleasant and fast cruise, but if the snow is poor (choppy and uneven), it can be hard to get a consistent wedge.  Descending via the trail often provides more consistent snow, and is a fun descent for a confident intermediate skier.




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