Super Couloir

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Wide open moderately steep 400ft chute

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
172 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
124 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

Super Couloir is a Bridger Bowl must. It is painfully visible to the South as you ride up the Bridger chair. Its North aspect always holds cold snow and sometimes will get wind buffed smooth. It is a great first ridge hike on a powder day, although it does get sluffed out by ski patrol during control. Super does see a lot of traffic, but the skiing will usually be great. To get here, hike to the bomb box at the top of The Nose and drop in, skiing the upper section of The Nose. When it pitches over through the trees, head left to the large cleft in the rock, you will be looking down a pretty wide long chute. There are a couple entrances, but you will want to slide in easily, and get comfortable before setting up for your first turn. Early season, this upper section can be pretty dicey, act accordingly. Once in, its hop after hop, or if you're lucky, GS the whole thing in powder conditions. Super ends at the High Traverse a little before the up side step.

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, October, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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