With winter solidly taking hold, and being an avid ski tourer, I am wondering how viable it would be to do as a ski tour. Skin up the imp trail, traverse the ridge, and a ski descent of Wildcat ski resort. Imp trail seems to be a relatively low average grade to the summit of Middle Carter, and I don't mind booting the summit the ridge where needed. The descent from Carter Dome to the Wildcat saddle seems the steepest descent and climb back up. The final 2.3 miles would be shortened by skiing the resort fall line and accomplished in about 10 minutes or less. I have pretty light touring gear with skins and ski crampons, and very light ski boots with significant range of motion.
Seems like a fun adventure....or a major hassle hauling heavy gear and hiking in ski boots just for a brief ski descent at the end.....
Anyone with a knowledge of these trails and the perspective of a skier?
Statistics: Posted by afgoldstein — Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:07 pm