Bitter Sweet

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Steep hanging chutes

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
95 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
90 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
48˚
Bitter Sweet Map

Bitter Sweet is made up of 2 separate chutes. The skier's right one has less exposure and can always be exited smoothly without an air or technical moves. The skier's left chute has rocks and pecker trees beneath the exit and you may have to get creative on your exit. Both chutes lie above steep trees and rocks that you will have to hop turn through if you're skiing the fall line and a little left. Most people will ski the skier's right chute and traverse a little bit South to the wide open slopes of The Drain. Bitter Sweet is usually nice, smooth, wind buff. It can get sun baked and the right one gets skied frequently. The skier's left chute gets sluffed out regularly and is a little steeper than the right. Traverse South from the top of Schlasman's then hike on the ridge to the notch just before the final up section.

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, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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