Using extremely detailed, sub meter data of the Berthoud Pass area in the Front Range of Colorado, this map displays popular runs and detailed slopes that could be potentially hazardous in the right snow conditions. Topographic terrain derived from LIDAR flights of the area provided to the public by Clear Creek County giving a level of detail superior to USGS topo maps. Tree cover derived from aerial imagery also providing a higher level of detail. Named runs (visible on full res map) are taken from old maps of the Berthoud Pass ski area with some local nomenclature added for runs outside of the old ski area. Hazardous slopes highlighted on the map were compared to documented avalanche paths to assure accuracy. For a map of historic avalanche paths overlaying a USGS topo see http://www.avalanchemapping.org/images/bpastopoweb.pdf Closesly monitor the daily avalanche forecast before heading out to determine the current conditions. This map in no way is a replacement for appropriate safety gear and safe practices when exploring the backcountry. Be cautious crossing above or below existing slide zones and slopes above 30° as it’s possible to remotely trigger a slide. A course in avalanche safety and awareness is recommended before doing any backcountry skiing or snowboarding, especially in potentially hazardous terrain. Use this map as another tool for safe and fun exploration of Berthoud Pass.
Vendor: Trail Note Maps
Size: 50.2 MB
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