The Laser

North Bridgers

A Tight, Steep Chute

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
431 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
323 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
51˚
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The Laser Map

Description

The Laser is one of the least skied lines in Plane Crash Bowl. It is hard to find the entrance, and is just over ski width wide for the entire 400 feet chute. Start at the top of the Great One and ski out onto the rock ridge that is on the skier's right. This feature seems to fall off on all sides, you will want to make your way towards the North and East, in the direction of Fairy Lake. About 80 feet form the top of the Great One, you will see the entrance to the chute. Hop and slide your way down the aesthetic walled chute. The line doglegs at the bottom, and opens into a large bowl.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons