Trap Door Direct

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Gnarly medium sized air into a narrow chute

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
41 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
36 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
42˚
Trap Door Direct Map

Trap Door Direct should only be attempted by experienced shredders. It is a South facing chute with about a 15ft drop down into it. The take off is very nasty, and a good prejump is required. The landing will be pretty flat, and you'll have to avoid a 5ft Christmas Tree that is near the bottom of the 30ft chute. It rarely gets skied, even on big snow years. It can definitely get sun affected. You can spot it from the Schlasman's chair, deciding when and how to make your move.

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, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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