For most difficult run in the East, I would venture starting with the back side trail at Sugarloaf (High Rigger) and then continuing down the side of the mountain's incredible chutes (technically out of bounds) and then finishing off with a long run through Brackett Basin (Formerly Cant Dog Glade). But that is more than one trail so it might not be what everyone is looking for.
Here are the facts on Avalanche at Denton:
Avalanche @ Ski Denton: 500 vertical over 1002 length = 26.52*.
307 vertical over 500 length = 31.55*.164 vertical over 200 length = 39.35*.94 vertical over 100 length = 43.23*. And this is high resolution. This is hugging skier's left of the top part of the run.
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<><> CAUTION: THIN COVER EXPERTS ONLY<><> Only take my advice if that sign makes you unable to resist skiing that trail.
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That seems different from most trip reports I've read and pictures I've seen that seem to suggest that a decently advanced black or DDskier should be okay in there. Risking your life seems a bit dramatic. And I've seen pictures of that waterfall, and I have a hard time believing the highest possible drop point is a true 10 feet, let alone 20 feet, but perhaps I'm mistaken?
EDIT: Completely unrelated, but Whiteface posted a picture of a guy doing a back-flip off a cliff in there (which looked avoidable) that was maybe 12 foot tall I'd guess. Awesome picture sequence on their facebook page if you havent seen it.
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Does anyone know if there are any skiable lines from the ridge on Whiteface? Never heard of anyone skiing but always thought in a good year it could be possible. Looks similar to Jay's ridge with some serious cliff bands.
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if find any green trail on a weekend to be the most difficult..like long john at mt snow. if you don't take someone out or vice versa its a miracle....always stay black!
Could we put the whole Denton thing to rest...its silly..really.
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