Steep powdery trees

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs…) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

Medium Exposure (E2)As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

The Pinnacles Glades are a pretty straight forward way to ski good steep powder in the pinnacles zone.

They face north, and can hold preserved pow for a long time after a storm.

There are enough trees to break up the wind here too so you can find undisturbed snow after a wind event.

Head south from Saddle, past Argentina bowl.

Go to the high point just south of the 4th Bowl.

This is your drop in point.

Ski down towards the east, staying right of the main gut of the 4th bowl.

You'll find yourself rolling over into nice wide flutes.

Trend slightly left until you are in longer meadow.

As you get to the bottom of this meadow, trend back right - the meadow ends in a cliff.

After heading a little right, you will be able to see your way out and down into the lower bowl.

Keep skiing all the way down to the clear cut, where you'll put your skins on and traverse back to the meadow underneath Argentina Bowl.

From here, head up to the Saddle traverse and back to Bridger Bowl.