The Fortress

Bridger Bowl

South Bridgers

Easiest forray into the Pinnacles

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
722 m
Ascent
19 m
Descent
297 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
41˚
The Fortress Map

The Fortress is the first way to ski into the Pinnacles area south of Saddle Peak. It is great option days after a storm when Saddle is skied out. Head south just past Argentina bowl. At the high point south of Argentina you will see a nice open snowfield that heads down towards the first pinnacle. Ski this powder field, but head left towards the ridge after about 450 feet of skiing. Here you can get through the slots pretty easily. Take one of a few nice north facing shots through the trees down towards the bottom of Argentina. Hit the Argentina traverse, and head back to Bridger Bowl.

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, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins