Summer Bowl Y Chute

North Bridgers

Dual Entrance Dogleg Chute in Rock Walls

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
501 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
267 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
41˚
Summer Bowl Y Chute Map

The Sacajawea (Summer) Bowl Y Chute is an awesome, constantly changing line. The Skier's right entrance is above a small cornice, and you make your first turns into a nice cup. This area gets heavily wind loaded though. The Skier's left entrance is a steep roller that falls into a very tight chute for 200 feet. The 2 options converge after a couple hundred feet at a towering rock wall. Once through the gates, the line bends right and mellows out considerably for another 400 feet to the bottom of the bowl. Either boot directly up the chute, or head to the back of the bowl, and take the ridge to the North.

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, June, October, November, December

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons