Good luck linking your turns.
According to Ski Magazine, three Colorado ski runs have ranked among the nine steepest in-boundary ski runs in North America. To some, that may sound like an extremely dubious honor. To others, it might just sound extreme. Either way, it’s pretty stinking awesome!
According to SKI Magazine, three of the nine steepest ski runs in North America are right here in Colorado! Have you made it down any of these?Read more here: https://goo.gl/1DHnHX
Posted by Our Community Now Colorado on Monday, November 5, 2018
Here are the three Colorado ski runs:
Senior’s — Telluride
Located at the top of Palmyra Peak (you take the Revelation Lift and hike up), Senior’s is, well, very steep. It’s so steep the folks in this video don’t look like they’re having a good time skiing. It’s the kind of run where ugly jump turns are the rule and not the exception.
Rambo — Crested Butte
Please watch this video in which our very cautious cameraman (Good for him! Safety first!) gets some really good shots of other skiers whizzing down one of the steepest runs in North America, but doesn’t do a great job of selling how gnarly the run is. He didn’t need a GoPro for this, is what I’m saying.
Lake Chutes — Breckenridge
This area is apparently referred to as the “no fall zone,” and I can certainly see why. I wouldn’t want to fall there. Props to the ski patroller in that video for referring to the Lake Chutes as “pretty rowdy terrain,” like it’s a ski run that threw a frat party.
The other six runs listed are Christmas Chute at Alyeska (Alaska), Corbet’s Couloir at Jackson Hole (Wyoming), The Goat at Stowe Mountain (Vermont), Paradise at Mad River Glen (Vermont), Great Scott at Snowbird (Utah), and Kill The Banker at Revelstoke Mountain (British Columbia).
*Please note, if you ever go down one of these steep slopes, do so with caution. These runs are not for everyone and are more inclined to experienced and seasoned skiers.*
Featured image depicts the stairway to heaven, Gold Hill Stars, which leads to Palmyra Peak where Senior’s can be found.