Lewis and Clark

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Steep, rocky, winding chute

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
104 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
86 m
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
46˚
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Description

Lewis and Clark is a great run, but can be pretty rocky, especially in the early and mid seasons. It doesn't get alot of sun, so the snow usually stays pretty decent. It does get controlled frequently, so all the fresh powder may be sluffed out. Head North down the ridge from the Bridger hike. Right as the ridge flattens out, head down and right. You will get awesome turns for about 100ft in flat, spaced trees. As it steepens out, you have two options for entrance. Right is a North facing wide shoulder, but can be pretty rocky; left is a more direct route, but is a little tighter. Once in, you can hop turn it pretty easily, dodging all the rocks that litter the chute. If the snow hasn't been sluffed out, you could just go for it and point it. Lewis and Clark has a slight left turn at the bottom, just before running out into the apron, but it's not too drastic. Another option is to take a moderate sized air off the cliff on the skier's left just before the last turn. Once out, you'll be at the top of the apron that this line shares with Sometimes and Cuckoo's.

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, June, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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