Northeast Slide Path Bridger Peak

South Bridgers

A long avalanche gully just north of Bridger Peak

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
616 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
43˚
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Northeast Slide Path Bridger Peak Map

Description

The north-east slide path of Bridger Peak is not one to be taken lightly. It windloads heavily from all directions and is essentially a long terrain trap. One must be absolutely sure of the conditions before attempting this 2000 feet line. There are many options to get out of the gully proper and ski the flanks in wide spaced trees, but they all eventually end up in the gully. There are no rock cruxes in the main gully, but you should be certain that you will not trigger anything above. Access this line from the Southern boundary of Bridger Bowl. Head south, staying on the ridge past Saddle Peak and the Pinnacles. Drop in a little before Bridger Peak, skier's left of the Treed Ridge and take the fall line down the line. To get back to Bridger Bowl, take the South return skin track.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins