• Date - 10/12/2004
  • Elevation - 10,981'
  • Route - North Slopes
  • Miles - 6.5
  • Elevation Gain - 2,881'
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  • Partners - Not Applicable


I was working in Vail for a couple of weeks, and although I didn't stay the weekend, I decided to get out one evening and hike the ski area.  I basically just started from the Marriott in Lionshead Village area and hiked to the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola.  I followed the gondola to Adventure Ridge at 10,350'.  You can see the Gore Range to the north and Mount of the Holy Cross to the southwest.  From the Adventure Ridge Chalet, it was a short ridge hike on a trail over to Ptarmigan Point at 10,981'.  By the time I hit my high point for the evening, it was dark and I had to pull out my head lamp to get back down to Vail.


Gore Range to the Northwest

Gore Range to the North

Vail, Colorado

Gore Range to the North

Ptarmigan Point from Adventure Ridge

Notch Mountain and Mount of the Holy Cross