The Cirque, Kirkwood

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Kirkwood Cirque

Only ski patrollers and competitors in the annual North American Freeskiing Championships get to sample Kirkwood's cliff-riddled, avalanche-prone Cirque. The rest of us get to drool. Until the resort reverses its permanently-closed policy and opens up the 1,200-foot shot of exposed steepness to the public, the only way to experience this epic bowl is vicariously.

Check out a detailed PDF of the terrain here.