Chippewa Ridge

Big Sky

Ridge line with multiple lines and cliffs.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
17 m
Descent
433 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
36˚
Chippewa Ridge Map

This ridge line is adjacent to Wyoming Bowl. Be sure to scout your line off of this ridge as there are many, if you are back here and you want a line without cliffs then ski the Chippewa notch. This area is great on a bluebird day in spring conditions. Make sure to check avalanche advisory for the week and are confident in the snow conditions before heading back. From this area you can ski back to Dakota Chair and back to Big Sky base area.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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