NW Gully Bridger Peak

South Bridgers

Long, Fall Line Gully

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
568 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

The North-west Gully of Bridger Peak is a 1700 feet long shot that stays shady and holds great cold snow. It gets affected by the wind every once in a while, but once in the trees a couple hundred feet down, is usually protected. It is straight forward with the only variations being your line in the top 400 feet or so before everything funnels into the gut. At the bottom, either skin back up one of the West facing tree ridges to the main ridge, or head into the open meadow, keeping right above the creek to the Middle Cottonwood trail, a few hundred yards.

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

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, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins