4th Finger

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Steep, tight, North facing chute that widens as you get lower

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
157 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
122 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
45˚
4th Finger Map

4th finger is a great place to find cold snow days after a storm. It gets skied often, but never sees the sun. It can get pretty hacked out in the crux, but you will be able to find smooth turns afterwards. It can get buffed out when the wind it right. It also gets sluffed out by patrol on powder days. Hike above the Pierre's chair to the rope line and look North. You can also get here by skiing either Job 1 or Boundary Chute, and heading into the trees between these runs, which will run into the Fingers area. The crux is pretty tight most of the year, but will be super tight and rock early on. Make you way down it, then enjoy your wide open turns down to the South Bowl road. There are a couple gnarly options near the bottom, the Pinky Finger on the left, or a angled rock band on the right.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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