Powder Bowl

Fiordland National Park

Treble Cone

An unmarked area that is full of features

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
644 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
261 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
39˚
Powder Bowl Map

Powder bowl is reached by dropping in from the Saddle Track. There are signs along the track marking each area but they aren't pistes; think more like inbounds sidecountry. Powder Bowl area is great for getting a few early laps in - the top section is a series of mini chutes that collect a lot of snow then all the chutes meet in a wide area perfect for just ripping some high-speed turns. The bottom part can get tracked out easily as there are a few areas that all meet at this point. You can cut out back onto the Easy Rider Piste or carry on fall-line into the rock garden.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

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.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Cliffs

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