Sac Bowl 1st Couloir

North Bridgers

An Easy, North Facing, 1000 footer

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
477 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
297 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
45˚
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Sac Bowl 1st Couloir Map

Description

The 1st Couloir in Sacajawea (Summer) Bowl is an awesome way to get vert quickly. It is essentially the first large feature as you tour up into the Summer Bowl. You can be booting up within 10 minutes of the trailhead. It holds cold, North-facing snow, but often gets blown out. Because of the wind, it usually is just a strip of double fall line chalk clinging to the left side of the chute. Regardless, this chute can be one of the best quick laps, and an easy way to reach Sacajawea Peak.

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, October, November, December

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons