Flattop Mountain - Banana Bowls - Fern Lake

Another area within Rocky Mountain National Park with great skiing is Flattop Mountain. The East Face, also known as the Banana Bowls, is a low-angle ski area that is very safe from avalanches. Further east, is an area used for skiing with it's origin dating back to the start of the Park. This area offers great trekking, stunning views, access to safe skiing as well as some extreme skiing.

Fern Lake and Banana Bowls Terrain

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There are two different routes available to reach these ski areas, either from the Fern lake Trail or the Bear Lake Trailhead. If you are going to ski the Fern Lake area, it is best to use the Fern Lake Trailhead. The Bear Lake Trailhead can be used for Fern Lake and the Banana Bowls, but also can be used to get to the Tyndall Gorge and Emerald Lake area.

Driving Directions to Fern Lake Trail Head:

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Driving Directions to Bear Lake Trail Head:

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