East Meadows Ross Peak

North Bridgers

Lowish angle meadow skiing

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
1 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
399 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
34˚
East Meadows Ross Peak Map

The East meadows on Ross Peak are great skiing in mid-season. They hold good powder stashes long after a storm, and are a great spot to spend all day making laps. They are right around 35 degrees at the steepest rollers, and have about 1000 feet of fall line skiing. Park at the Bracket creek parking lot, then head up the North fork road. Take the main creek drainage for about 2.5 miles, then start heading up to the right as the trees thin out and you start to see Ross really clearly. Take these trees up to the East shoulder and either drop in before the steeper East face, or go up for some additional vertical. Ski the creek back to your track and out.

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins