W Face Nya Nuki Peak

North Bridgers

Wide Open Clean Face Leading into Tree Chutes

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
524 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
314 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
44˚
W Face Nya Nuki Peak Map

The West face of Nya Nuki is one that doesn't fill in all that much. All the snow usually gets blasted off the West side into the bowls on the East side. If you can get it, its a really great line. 600 feet of 35 degrees wide open face rolls down into a few different gullies for another 400 or so feet. The gullies can have some obstacles, so ski slower as you hit the roll over. Head back towards Sacajawea or back up to Nya Nuki.

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