Kniel's

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Open skiing to an awesome fast straightline

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
322 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
233 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
45˚
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Description

Kniel's is a two part line. In the top, you get wide open skiing around widely spaced trees. The lower part is a fast straightline that could have an air in the top. The lower part of Kniel's can get sun baked, but it's usually really fun when the snow warms up. The upper part mostly stays cold. Get to the Skier's Traverse North from the Bridger hike, and drop in heading just a little left of fall line. You will get about 500ft of great turns with options for little airs the whole way down. The slope starts to mellow out a little ahead of a horizon, take a hard right. This will take you to a South facing ramp just above the Kniel's pointer. You can keep heading South if you want and get into lower Two Way. You will be looking directly down Kniel's and from here it's straightforward. Take a little air into the pointer, and hold on for another 30ft before you bust out into the wide open apron leading to the North Bowl Road.

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, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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