Cottom's Classic

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Large, gnarly, double drop

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
80 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
64 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
41˚
Cottom's Classic Map

Cottom's Classic is an extreme double drop that hardly ever holds great snow. It gets controlled often, and will probably be firm, smooth, wind board snow. It never gets wind affected and doesn't get skied often during normal snow years. Traverse, then hike South from the top of Schlasman's to just after the first up section. You'll be able to look right down this bad boy. Get onto the ledge above the pad and figure out how best to drop the 5 or 10ft easily. There is usually no chance to scrub speed if you're going for the large air out, you'll just have to keep in control. The second air can be 10-25ft depending on snow levels. Regardless of size, you'll be going fast out the bottom where you probably won't find powder. Keep it together as you ski down into Mundy's South.

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, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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