Analysing terrain data
Casper Bowl is no joke.
There are cliffs in this area that will surely lead to one’s death if an accident should occur.
Furthermore, you will not find trail signs guiding you to the right spots.
In fact almost every ridable chute begins in some grouping of trees with few notable features to signal the right spot.
Treat this area with as much respect as possible! That being said, when you do unlock the secret doors in this area, you will be rewarded with some of the finest extreme skiing in the world! The bowl is only reached by hiking, use either the “White Spider” hike behind the top of the gondola or the less steep traditional hike at the end of the Tensleep Traverse.
It’s also possible to like from the top of the Teton Quad past The Crags.
Regardless of which hike, make sure you are there before the 2pm closure.
There is a ski patrol shack (referred to as The Jailhouse) that is on the skier’s righthand border of the bowl the skier’s left border is a discernible corner separating the Bowl from the Crags.
Chances are you will be coming from with the traditional hike or the White Spider hike.
Look for The Jailhouse pass to the north side of it, you should find yourself on a cornice overhanging a mellow bowl.
This is Casper Bowl, but don’t let this section fool you, just below past the immediate basin is one the most demanding areas in the world.
Moccasin, is one of the most dangerous runs in Casper Bowl due to it’s proximity to the largest cliff in the bowl (the cliff is nicknamed Lunch Box).
It is essentially in the gut of the bowl.
To find it, descend from the cornice towards the prominent grouping of trees straight below you.
Once near the trees, head to the skier’s left.
Work your way slowly through the trees until a discernible path opens up.
This is most likely Moccasin.
Tread carefully to ensure you are not above any large cliffs.
It’s best to control your speed until the flat mogul field in the drainage of the bowl so as not to fly over anything you didn’t expect.
Take your time or choose a partner who knows the area to ensure your safety.