Originally Posted by jtg
Ok good to know. Especially because you can also traverse from there to that blue run. I have only taken SC a few times, because the sign on that one also lies (says it serves single and double black only, but there is a blue) and I can only handle Orion if the snow is very soft
Good to hear there is another way over there without having to take hogsback when lines are long.
That's not too bad I guess, but I'll miss no access to the gemini area/under the power lines on powder days. There is usually a lot of untouched stuff there for those of us who are not as experienced and riding solo. Just about everything under SC is not even marked, so I haven't gone exploring there, and I get the impression that would be a bad idea until I know what I'm doing.
That said, I'll be surprised if there are many powder days left anyway.
Yep, I almost always take DD to the backside to avoid hogsback. If you are referring to aquarius the signage is that way because its much easier to access from jupiter otherwise the traverse is quite long from SC, and aquarius face is black IIRC except for the very far end.