Keith's Crutch

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Consistent wide open tree alley

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
218 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
145 m
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

Keith's is one of the best short laps you can do just South of the Bridger boot pack. It has less trees than Kanzler's, and doesn't see as much traffic as Sluicebox. It is a very easy run for first timers and those looking for quick guaranteed powder. Keith's hardly ever gets sunbaked, with the exception of some of the rocky outcrops at the very top of the line. Head South from the top of the Bridger hike, past Sluice, til you see a moderately wide entry above a long tree chute. Drop in and enjoy the fall line turns. Near the bottom the trees close in for just a moment before spitting you out in the meadow above the top of the Bridger chair.

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

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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