Hollywood Headwall

North Bridgers

Beautiful, Sunny Face, With lots of Options

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
488 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
308 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
43˚
Hollywood Headwall Map

The Hollywood Headwall is one of the most often skied areas in the Northern Bridgers for good reason. It is a very visible, sunny face that stays out of the wind many days. It has multiple direct gullies and runnels with pillowy spines built up between them. There is lots of room here to make multiple laps or shred with a group. The upper lines come together and join skier's left about halfway down, avoiding a very large cliff (remember this feature). The second half of the line has a few different options as well, including a nice size cliff into a chute. The runout is wide and gentle for shedding speed once you are out into the bowl. The whole line never gets above 40 degrees, making for some really nice skiing. Watch out on sunny days as the snow warms up.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

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

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, June, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins