Upper Corbly Shade Trees

North Bridgers

400 feet of Mellow Tree Skiing

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
334 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
139 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
33˚
Upper Corbly Shade Trees Map

The Shady Trees at the top of Corbly Gulch are unlike most of the steep, rocky terrain around the Northern Bridgers. They are short, only 3-400 feet, but hold great snow most days, and can be skied with very little base. Head to the West side of the Summer Bowl, and down the Natural Halfpipe, taking it a little further in to the meadow. Skin up to the South and slightly West to the top of the knob. Ski just on the edge of the thicker trees for the best turns. Head back up the Corbly trail to the top of the Summer Bowl Headwall.

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

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins