Technical and long chute in The Crags









The Crags is an area of formally out of bounds skiing that is technical and steep.

You must access the area by hiking to the top of Casper Bowl and traversing beyond the bowl and past a short sidestepping section until you are around the corner.

The corner indicates indicates the start of Shots 7, 8, and 9 and traversing further will bring you to the less steep Sheridan Bowl, Limber Pine Chutes, and Dayton Bowl.

It is also possible and now probably easier to hike to The Crags from the top of the new Teton Chair (either way you choose, be aware of the 2pm closure). The Crags is known for its rocky features.

There are little pillows and boulders to play on, but also deadly cliffs and closeout sections, so get to know the area by following someone in the know, or by slowly learning the intricacies through a cautious approach.

Shot 9 is the far skier’s right hand side of The Crags.

It is the tamest of it’s two neighboring chutes as it is defined by trees and rocks, instead of just rocks.

From the corner separating Casper Bowl from the Crags ski slowly straight down looking for your path, it should be just skier’s right of the fall line.

About halfway down, the chute turns into tight tree skiing and will eventually dump you onto Amphitheater Traverse near top of the Casper Quad Chair.