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The most popular skiing in Grand County may be found on the North side of Berthoud Pass. But if that's where you stop, you're missing the best skiing. There is great skiing to be had on the western slope of the ridge that makes up the Continental Divide, in the Fraser Experimental Forest, out West in the Williams Fork mountains, and north towards Willow Creek Pass and the Never Summer Range. The best part is that aside from Berthoud, you're unlikely to run into anyone else.

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Lines within Grand County



80s

Shorter shots down to the road just above the Current Creek turnout. Fun sized cliffs when the snow is abundant, […]

90s

The general name given to this area is also the name of the most central and most direct line here. […]

Andy’s Trees

The area downhill of the Aquaduct down to Peter Rabbit. The skiers left side has a couple more open lines […]

Bear Claw

A.K.A. “The Baseball Mitt”

Bobsled Run

Popular skin track into Current Creek and luge run out of Current Creek. Watch for uphill traffic as you come […]

Byers Peak North Bowl

Another awesome objective on Byers Peak, the North Bowl actually has longer sustained steep skiing than the Summit Line does […]

Byers Peak Summit Line

Skiing from the top of the most iconic peak in the Fraser Valley is a rare opportunity. There are a […]

Cape Canaveral

Cliff band above the aqueduct to the skiers right of Flume.

Chimney Chute

An impressive looking line visible in the first creek drainage as you drive South over the pass on Highway 40. […]

Corner Pocket

Dropping down into Second Creek from the lookers bottom right corner of The Postage Stamp. Corner Pocket usually fills in […]

Current Creek Bench

The obvious lower angle zone between the North Chutes and Current Creek Bowls. General pitch in the mid to upper […]

Current Creek Bowls
Current Creek Cirque

a.k.a. The Ten Little Indians This is the largest, most obvious, bowl with numerous chutes in Current Creek. There are […]

East Side Runs

Tame, safe, and usually tracked out. A 15-20 minute skin will put you at the top of the old lift […]

Flume

The skiers leftmost obvious chute through the area referred to as the 90s and one of the lines that is […]

Frankenstein
Gaffney’s Playground

The cliffs between Rush Chute and Lift Gully. Depending on where and how hard you hit them they range from […]

Hanging Meadow
Hell’s Half Acre

Quick 250 vert shot down to the second switchback on the north side of the pass. Usually has good coverage […]

Hidden Knob
High Trail Cliffs

A.K.A “The Fingers” these 4(ish) chutes are probably the spiciest and most high visibility lines close to the pass. In […]

High Trail Trees

Another good early season or low tide option. Holds snow well because of it’s Northish aspect and the trees prevent […]

Hourglass Cliffs
Launch Pad

Presumably got it’s name from the numerous fun drops off the aqueduct into this line. Towards the skiers right side […]

Lower 110s

The section of the 110s below the aquaduct. This area has some fun cliffs and a little bit more interesting […]

Mainline

Mainline (a.k.a Great Divide) is the most obvious slope on the west side and often the first area at Berthoud […]

Middle 110s

A Berthoud classic, and for good reason. The wide open SouthEast facing trees on the north side of Current Creek. […]

Mines 1

The skiers right of the two monster slide paths in the Mines drainage. These two slide paths have killed a […]

Mines 2

Skiers left of the two large slide paths in the Mines drainage. This is the bigger and badder of the […]

Mines Runout

The gully below the Mines 1 and Mines 2 slide paths is the only viable way out from either of […]

Moonlight Bowl

More of an area than a specific line, I consider this to be everything that runs off the skiers left […]

Nelson’s Folly
Nitro Chute
North Chute
North Chutes

Three (ish) chutes starting right from the false summit of Russell. The skiers rightmost chute is the most often skied […]

Outlaw
Perfect Trees

The South facing trees below/between the Postage Stamp and the 110s. Nicely spaced trees protect this area pretty well from […]

Postage Stamp

Relatively short line but high visibility and a consistently steep pitch. A long approach makes this one fairly infrequently skied.

Rendezvous
Robert Creek

Less frequently skied than most lines at the pass. Head up and over like you’re going to ski the very […]

Rock Garden
Rush Chute

Rush Chute is the line skiers left of Lift Gully. The first and only consistently skiable line though the West […]

Sasha’s Slot

Short but sweet alternate to the lower half of Mainline. Duck into the opening in the trees on the skiers […]

Sentinel
Seven Mile

Best (read: only) way out to the bottom switchback on the North side of the pass if you end up […]

Shop Chutes

Depending on where you start 250-300 vert down to the second switchback on the north side. Slightly more interesting than […]

Skullbite
South Chutes

Two prominent south / south-east facing chutes off of Hidden Knoll. Only 300 – 400 vert, but if that doesn’t […]

South Chutes Runout

Low key meadows between the south chutes and the aquaduct. The upper part is usually a decent early season option.

Sun Bowl

Hardly worth mentioning. This south facing “bowl” is where the slope steepens downhill of The Roll and Test Slope. Usually […]

Teacup Bowl
Test Slope

Short, steeper pitch often used after a run down The Meadows to get back over to the bottom of the […]

The Cemetery

The rocky open area downhill of the lowest point of the aquaduct. Fun pillows in mid winter. Not an attractive […]

The Halfpipe

Easy, and relatively safe, descent option from the top of Hidden Knoll if you don’t want to ski X, Y, […]

The Hourglass
The Meadows

Access to the north facing lines in Current Creek. Too flat to be much fun, especially in deep snow. Good […]

The Plunge

Skiers right of Lift Gully┬áthe Plunge is the other obvious line down the face on the west side. The Plunge […]

The Roll

The large open bowl skiers left of the west side cliffs. High twenty to low thirty degree pitch. Can release […]

The Shoulder Of Mines
Top Secret
Upper 110s
Vigilante
Vortex

Depending on conditions and where you choose to ski this is either an above treeline snowfield (25-30┬░) or nicely spaced […]

X Bowls

Two bowls on the lookers right of Y and Z chutes. Slightly lower pitch and more open than Y and […]

Y Chute

The lookers leftmost chute in XYZ chutes on Hidden Knoll. Likely the steepest of these three chutes as well and […]

Z Chute

The middle of the obvious east facing lines off Hidden Knoll. Pitch in the mid 30s, more straight forward than […]