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2nd Pinnacle

South Bridgers

The main line through the Pinnacle zone

Ski Touring Severe

1.1 km
0 m
530 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.6 km
2nd Pinnacle Map

The 2nd Pinnacle is one of the most direct and straightforward lines in the Pinnacles - you can see it easily from the highway as you drive to Bridger Bowl. Head South from Saddle, past Argentina bowl. You will pass over two separate mini bowls/ snowfields. The third bowl kind of rolls over fall line; this is the one you want. You can enter here, or go a little more south to the next high point and ski one of two flutes down to the crux. This upper bowl is about 500 feet long and rolls over at 37 degrees. As you head down, you'll see the crux which can be a small 4 feet hop, or an easy ski through depending on snow levels. Here you will be amazed by the aesthetics of this zone as there are towering walls on either side of you. Once you get through the pinch, you still have a few hundred feet of low angle pow to shred. Hit the clear cut meadow, put your skins on, and hike north back to the Saddle traverse.



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.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between December and April


  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins