January 17, 2017 | by Jeremy Bauman
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Looking for a quick day out and some accessible backcountry turns? Look no further than Loveland Pass, CO.
Before you go, make sure you’ve studied the avalanche forecast. If you don’t have any avalanche education, watch Know Before You Go. Loveland pass is most definitely avalanche terrain, so you’ll need to ski with a buddy and you’ll both need to be practiced with using your beacons, shovels, and probes.
From the first road cut, it’s easy to catch a ride from cars on their way to A-Basin. Stand on the south side of the road and throw up your favorite thumb to flag down a ride to the top of the pass. Once on top, throw on your skis and choose your line. Be sure to look out for cross loaded windslabs above tree line and give terrain traps a wide berth.
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