Government Meadow


Summary

Difficulty 1 Beginner
Length Short
Starting
Elevation
7050 feet
Cumulative
Elevation
Change
Nil
Navigation Adjacent to plowed road
Time Short
Season Mid-December through mid-April
Snowmobiles Low
USGS Topo 7.5' series, Echo Lake
Start On Highway 89, 4.3 miles south of Meyers. There is a turnout on the east (left) side of the road.


Description

Although the meadow is small and surrounded by trees, you can see it on the east side of the highway and adjacent to the parking area. The meadow is a good place to experience ski touring for the first-time if you only have an hour to spend. It's also a good place to combine a first-time ski tour with building a snowman — a great way to introduce a child to ski touring.

Nearby Grass Lake is a better location for beginner skiers who want to spend more time.

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