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World's Scariest Ski Slopes

Rambo, Crested Butte, CO

The Ride: Like its movie-character namesake, Crested Butte’s steepest trail takes no prisoners. Once you commit to barreling down its 55-degree pitch, there’s no going back (unless, like many skiers, you make the hike of shame up the slope to retrieve lost gear). The only saving grace of this trail is its brevity—mercifully, it’s just 300 meters long.

Insider Trivia: If stepping into the abyss is your idea of a good time, Crested Butte delivers. The ski area’s entire North Face section—plus the adjoining Teocalli Bowl—is carpeted with wall-like drops and the steep freaks who love them.

See our ultimate ski guide.


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