Nasties

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Very steep technical trees

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
104 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
91 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
43˚
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Description

The Nasties are just as the name suggests, nasty. They are a fluty, steep tree spine area with a couple steep rollovers. It is North facing, and holds powder many days after a storm. The skier's right side is a little more mellow, but there are still technical turns through the trees, and this side gets skied a lot, so there will be less soft snow. At the top of the Nasties, there is a nice gentle pow field, this rolls over to a shelf above a tight crux where most people will head to the right back into the trees. If one goes for the gnarlier option, you must point it through a steep section for about 20ft directly towards trees- hopefully you'll be able to turn left, avoiding these trees, and finding the alley through. This last section is a 10-20 footer with a nasty take off that you will have to pre jump. The Nasties is a great run, but the consequences are high if you are choose the direct line and are not totally on your game.

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, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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