5 Best Slopes for Experienced Skiers in Colorado

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Looking to earn some bragging rights by saying you skied some of the most dangerous slopes in Colorado?

To many, these slopes are a quick way to earn a trip in an ambulance.  But, to thrill seekers finding those hard to conquer slopes are the perfect adrenaline rush.

If you are looking to find a run in Colorado that gives you the thrill of a lifetime look no further.  These five slopes will do the trick.

9 Lives, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge

If you are looking for a thrill, look no further.  9 Lives is a .16-mile slope with a vertical drop of 436 feet parked at an elevation of 12,861 feet.  Don’t look for a lift to get you there either.  Prepare yourself for a 15-minute uphill hike. 

High Life Run, Crested Butte

If you want to experience the high life, you have to hike alongside 150-cliffs just to reach it.  It’s no easy hike easy.  You will have to shimmy between cliff bands and sail across no fall zones, just to find the run.  So, when you get there, there is no turning back. 

Experts call High Life “one of most dangerous inbound zones in the state if not the country.” So, the decision to even attempt this run should not be taken lightly.

Rambo, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Crested Butte

Rambo crest is dubbed the 7th scariest ski slope in the world.  In fact, it’s 55-degree slope makes Rambo the steepest run in North America.  This slope is not to be taken lightly.

Trainor’s Run, Aspen Mountain

This is no training slope that is for sure.  In fact, trees and rocks line the narrow chutes and pillow lines of this Aspen ski run.  Trainor’s Run is rarely open because there needs to be a lot of snow for it to be skiable.  But, when it is, it is a favorite of the local’s because it reminds many of a free-fall straight into town.

Six Sense Run, Breckenridge

Six Sense is a hike to an area above the tree line between Peak 6 and Peak 7 in Breckenridge that forces you to brave a few “No Fall” zones.  Big mountain skiers love this run, but one wrong step will lead to you sliding down a 100-foot cliff.  Expert skiers describe Six Sense as a wide-open face with a few cliffs and chutes.  And most people like the variation that comes with the run. There are a lot of chutes, the thrill comes with the fact that the run is pretty long.


Whether you are a thrill seeker or someone just looking to broaden your horizons on the Colorado ski community, you need to remember one thing. These slopes are for the most experienced skiers.  They are not for the faint at heart.  After all, one wrong turn on the slopes could be deadly. But that’s part of the thrill. It’s one of the reason Colorado Springs is one of the top destinations for skiers across the US.

The point is, be smart, and be safe!