TR: Skiing Big Bad Wolf – Red Peak – Gore Range (22 May 2016)

(Last Updated On: June 5, 2016)

Red Peak B is one of the more iconic summits of the Gore Range. Standing at 13,189 feet in elevation, it is the 9th highest mountain in the Gore Range. The name “Red Peak” is the foundation of a theme of lines that are in the area based on Little Red Riding Hood. Many are familiar with “What Big Eyes You Have”. But, Red Peak harbors a couloir called “Big Bad Wolf”.

On our approach, we caught a good view of “Big Eyes”.
What Big Eyes You Have in the Gore Range.

But we were headed beyond that, up to Red Peak.
Red Peak in the Gore Range.

The valley was full of line after line that would make for wonderful couloir skiing. Larry passing by Willow Lakes on his way to Red Peak.
Backcountry skiing Red Peak in the Gore Range.

After skinning our way up the apron, we booted right up the Big Bad Wolf couloir. Larry below.
Backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Big Bad Wolf got steepest near the top. Larry rounding his way up the steep part to the ridge.
Larry Fontaine backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Once we reached the ridge, it was another couple hundred vertical feet up to the summit. Me on the summit.
Brittany Konsella on the summit of Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Then it was time to ski! Larry entering the steepest part of Big Bad Wolf.
Larry Fontaine backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Larry Fontaine backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Larry Fontaine backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Lower down…
Larry Fontaine backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Larry Fontaine backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Larry Fontaine backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Larry Fontaine backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

A few shots of me.
Brittany Konsella backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Brittany Konsella backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Brittany Konsella backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

More of Larry.
Larry Fontaine backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Larry Fontaine backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Larry Fontaine backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

Larry Fontaine backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

We love it. Big Bad Wolf is one badass line for sure. Looking back at our tracks.
Backcountry skiing Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak in the Gore Range.

We then made our way out the drainage and back to the trails to land ourselves back at the Willowbrook Trailhead.

The Big Bad Wolf is a fun line. What Big Eyes You Have has gained a huge popularity, but consider this line on Red Peak as a lesser traveled alternative. You will not be disappointed 🙂 The Big Bad Wolf should become a must-hit on your list for the Gore Range!

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Skiing Big Bad Wolf - Red Peak - Gore Range
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Skiing Big Bad Wolf - Red Peak - Gore Range
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The Big Bad Wolf on Red Peak B in the Gore Range is a fun and steep line that is great for ski mountaineers! It's a must-hit in the Gore Range!
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Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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