Backcountry Foray Planner near Mount Marcy

Backcountry Foray Planner near Mount Marcy

The Mt. Marcy-Feldspar Ski Loop

Distance: 17 miles
Duration: 8 hours
Difficulty: Expert
Snow: 5 feet needed

Mark Meschinelli, a local skimountaineer who has skiied in Alaska, once fell into the steep, chuted Feldspar brook up to his chest in water. This trip is therefore best done in a group of four to insure safety.

Make the Indian Falls approach to Marcy’s summit. Contour around west to the trench. Ski to the left of Gray Peak and into an open glade run down to Lake Tear. Follow the two mile section of the Feldspar that begins as headwater near Lake Tear. Untouched powder and 10′ drops are found in ti,e brook. Turn right at the trail to Lake Arnold. Follow this schuss untill Marcy Dam. Enjoy!