Demoisy Bowl

Snowbasin

A hidden bowl usually stocked with fresh lines. Recommended for experienced skiers.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
621 m
Ascent
6 m
Descent
156 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
30˚
Demoisy Bowl Map

This bowl is a treasure that, once accessed, rewards the skier with wide fresh turns before ending in a tree run. While the bowl is more mellow than the access may suggest, this run requires that you are skilled enough to ski the double-black diamond run "Lone Tree". The bowl extends your run off of Lone Tree with minimal traversing. After skiing halfway down Lone Tree, traverse right across the face until you hit a steep rocky nose. Travel over the nose so that you are now in the east facing bowl. If you do not keep your speed up you may have to side step a few feet. Unless you are the first person down Lone Tree, the traverse should already be packed by a few people. Once you crest the nose you will be staring down into a bowl of great snow. Start at the nose or traverse even further across the bowl to access your own fresh turns. Ski down directly towards the trees. Upon entering the trees you can choose to stay right for a mellower tree run or trend left for one last steep and deep powder shot before spilling on to Strawberry Traverse.

Description

Given that Ski Patrol has opened Lone Tree and the Middle Bowl cirque, this run is a can't-miss on a deep powder day. Even if there has not been a storm in a few days this is a great crud run as the bowl sees minimal traffic due to it's hidden nature. While Lone Tree may be one of the most popular steep runs on the mountain, Demoisy Bowl offers accessible and consistent fresh shots throughout the day with varied ski terrain from top-to-bottom. This run is best on a powder day during mid-season. During the early and late season you will need to stay aware of rocks both above and below the snow. Demoisy Bowl is only accessible if ski patrol has completed avalanche mitigation on Lone Tree and Middle Bowl Cirque.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Trees

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