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Address: Vail, CO

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Pick the right day

Its a long ice luge of a run out (after a sweet powder meadow). So if you pick a day when it hasnt snowed in a while, you will be having a not so fun run out of either sheet of... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

You need to plan ahead, you need lots of snow & you need to be an exceptional skier or rider. And you need to arrange for a pick up in Minturn. Other than that it's quite an experience!

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Thank skimama160
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149 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Its a long ice luge of a run out (after a sweet powder meadow). So if you pick a day when it hasnt snowed in a while, you will be having a not so fun run out of either sheet of ice, or exposed rocks/dirt depending on the time of year

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Thank kingpowder76
Stockholm
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1,632 reviews
565 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Offpiste yet not, a little too easy to give any adrenaline flowing.But a break from the piste skiing and the opportunity to visit a former mining town that is now changed direction.

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Thank Phayao13
Norman, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great trail made for handicapped people through the pines to a well made accessible deck. Great job making and maintaining

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Tempe, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I better start by saying this is for expert skiers and riders. If you are not an expert, do not do this. I also recommend a beacon, shovel, probe and partner. Such a fun trail! We did this twice on our trip. Starts with a nice open pitch of fresh turns and soon funnels into a little "luge" like canyon.... More 

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Thank Tommy C
Empire, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We decided to try a little adventure and do the Minturn Mile. It was easy to find we were assured by locals it would be safe. We had my 11 year old daughter and 18 year old autistic son along and made sure we could catch a cab back to Vail from the Minturn Saloon. The top was the only... More 

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Thank lelanddoc
Vail, Colorado
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180 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

If you ever hear of the Minturn Mile on a vacation in the Eagle River Valley and you want to ski it, you better make a friend who is a local. The trail starts outside Game Creek Bowl and goes off piste rather quickly. It is a challenging trail that usually requires that someone has parked a car at the... More 

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Thank Skibumdude
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2015

A backcountry experience for even intermediate skiers. Arrange a car shuttle or pickup in Minturn at the end of the day.

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Thank Peter S
Denver
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We walked a little ways up from the Minturn side... it would be something to ski down! Quite narrow.

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Colorado
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Yeah, the first 10 turns on are fun, maybe 20. Then you will be in in a luge run to the bottom along a creek. Do it once, go to the Saloon in Minturn, been there done that.

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Thank kipptraveler

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