Worm Westside

North Bridgers

Mellow W facing Gully

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
780 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
358 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
40˚
Worm Westside Map

Head to the Worm Westside after the East wind blew fierce, or for a nice tour outside of the normal Eastside bowls. Don't go quite to the top of the Worm, instead, drop in directly behind Hardscrabble's peak just to the South. You'll have 300 feet of wide open skiing, then it rolls over into a gully for another 500 feet or so before spitting you out into a meadow. In total, the line is about 1100 feet total. This line can hold decent cold snow after a storm, unlike the other lines in this bowl. There are some side variations outside of the gully, but you may have to do some searching to find the best ways through. Skin back towards the Summer Bowl, or up towards Hardscrabble Peak.

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
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins