Papa Bear

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Main gut out of Bridger Gully

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
289 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
150 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
44˚
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Description

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.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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