Pearly Gates

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Short hourglass shaped run

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
214 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
137 m
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
41˚
Pearly Gates Map

Pearly Gates is a good choice for a quick ridge lap, and can hold some really great snow. Most people will overlook this run as they hike out for more vert. It starts immediately South of the Bridger hike as an open mini bowl. It narrows down in about 150ft to 15ft wide really quick, before opening up into a wide apron below. Ski patrol skis this one often, but they will likely have the only tracks here. There are great options for getting technical on both sides of the Pearly Gates as you reach the crux.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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