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DV glade runs

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Nashville, Tennessee
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DV glade runs

Of the glade/ tree runs at DV what are the easiest ones? They are all black or double, I know, but not all single blacks are created the same so I thought I would ask. I have heard Sunset might be a good one for me? I got some great responses two years ago when looking for some of the easier runs in Vail's Back Bowls as it was my first time skiing stuff like that and I did ok with those. It was fun to finally get off the groomed trails a bit, but trails that are bumped up big would be still bad for me at this point in my skiing.Thanks!

Also any thoughts on the Lady Morgan Bowl or Ontario Bowl? I don't want to get stuck having to hike out/up of an area which always concerns me when venturing to these types of runs

Park City, Utah
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1. Re: DV glade runs

A lot depends on snow conditions. DV doesn't have anything quite comparable to Vail's back bowls in terms of size or scope. Most anything you would hit at DV also has a reasonable exit point if you're not comfortable.

On Bald Mountain, Sunset Trees is my favorite tree run. The pitch is very reasonable, trees are gladed out nicely, not too long and easy to bail out. It won't be as much fun without new snow.

Off Flagstaff, Ontario Bowl is somewhat similar but far more extensive. It gets skied a lot more. Again, a lot better with fresh snow.

I'm not as big a fan of Lady Morgan Bowl. Probably sketchy for you. But the big open bowls off the top of Empire chair are great, as are the tree shots to the skier's right off Supreme.

Your big goal should be skiing Daly Chutes. Some of them are actually reasonably easy. No real bail out and ominous looking drop-in off the cornice. But a reasonable goal for you. Even on day one, you can ski out the Daly Chutes ridgeline off Empire. Pass all the chutes and hit the trees - local's secret. Very intermediate, longer than Sunset, and you can't get into any real trouble.

My rule of thumb, don't ski alone in the trees. Wear a helmet. Have fun.

Nashville, Tennessee
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2. Re: DV glade runs

Pass all the chutes and hit the trees - local's secret.

Are you referring to the X files? I have seen some video of that and thought it looked pretty good but was not totally sure how to get to it. The video did not show that part! Is there hiking or lots of polling?

Unfortunately I am skiing alone so I don't want to push it much. Maybe I can find a ski buddy. Will any of the mountain tours take you into any of these places? Is cell reception decent on the mountain? I have verizon.

Park City, Utah
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3. Re: DV glade runs

I'm on Sprint and have always had full mountain coverage. Getting across top of Daly Chutes to X Files is not hard at all. Yes, some polling and skating. For sure some photography stops. A couple of small herringbone climbs. Maybe 5-10 minutes max. Not hard at all - you don't have to take your skis off. Impressive. Key is to not freak out thinking you're getting into trouble as you go past the chutes. It all mellows out.

If you're skiing alone, just look for others in the area. You'll usually find others looking to do the same thing. Just try not to be a loner.

Have fun.

Huntington, New York
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4. Re: DV glade runs

X-files are really fun and relatively easy. It's a bit of a trek to get there though. The trees right before Daly bowl are really nice too, as is Centennial on Lady Morgan. Centennial is rated a double black, but it really isn't that steep.

Park City, Utah
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5. Re: DV glade runs

I was thinking about this post as i was taking face shots in the trees this morning. I personally have a mental block on the Mayflower/Sultan area and don't venture there often. But I had friends skiing there today so I went over. Triangle Trees (which is actually on the DV trail map) is another great choice. But what I actually prefer is the tree bank on skier's left of Perseverance. You access via Tycoon or Ruins of Pompeii. It's a lot smaller range of terrain than Triangle Trees, but it's a lot more open and easily skied if you're not a veteran tree skier. You do need to have fresh snow in there, though, to make it worthwhile.

Have fun.

Nashville, Tennessee
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reviews: 45
6. Re: DV glade runs

Yeah that sounds like a winner. I am just getting to where I can do some trees so I tend to stick to ones that are easier, or ones that I can bail out of without much problem if it is more than I can handle. I never even really noticed the Perseverance Bowl on the map until now! Do any of the mountain tours venture into these areas?

Looks like DV is really getting some great snow! 21 inches in 3 days the trees (and everything else) should be shaping up nicely! Can't wait I will be there in 3 weeks.

7. Re: DV glade runs

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