Red's Couloir

North Bridgers

South Facing, Wide Open, Beautiful Chute

Ski Touring Extreme

Distance
600 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
314 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
50˚
Red's Couloir Map

Red's is a must do for anyone skiing a winter in the Northern Bridgers. It is super wide, and gets progressively steeper as you ascend it. At the very top, its in the high 40's (degrees) at least. While skiing, you are afforded steep, wide turns next to a beautiful rock spire on your left. After about 500 feet it opens up into a wide bowl, where you can arc turns as you see fit for the remainder of the descent. Some will boot up this line, and some will boot up East of the Hollywood wall and walk the backside talus to the top.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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, October, November, December

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons