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Papa Bear

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Main gut out of Bridger Gully

Freeride Skiing Difficult

289 m
0 m
150 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.3 km
Papa Bear Map

Papa Bear is the easiest way out of the Bears area. Early season there can be a couple small drops through the gut, but there are usually ways around these to either side. After a couple storms, Papa Bear becomes a ski through line. It stays out of the sun for most of the year, but sees a moderate amount of traffic, especially off the Goldilocks traverse. There are a few nice ways down the North and South flanks of Papa where you can link a couple small drops and find preserved powder. You'll run out into the 3 Bears Bowl. Head fall line through Bridger Gully or out the Goldilocks traverse around the corner to the third large open area to access this zone.



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.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between October and June


  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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