Open mellow tree skiing to a tight, rocky, technical way into King's

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

Joel's is a great line for later in the season.

It has mellow tree powder in the uppermost part, then turns into a hanging snowfield before becoming a technical no fall sneak into King's.

Joel's holds great snow most of the year, but the sneak into King's can be very dicey, even in high snow.

Head past Z from the Schlasman's Hike, or just South of Conehead's or King's from the Bridger hike to find the wide spaced trees that are the top of Joel's.

Once here, bask in the easy powder skiing that you have before entering the gnar.

As you start to see the East rock butress of King's, go right into a hanging snowfield, this is where it gets exciting.

Enjoy the last couple pow turns as you fade right and then drop back left when you see the flutes and small chutes that lead into King's.

Make your way down these carefully with the knowledge that the snow in King's may be more sun affected then what is underfoot.

Then exit King's any way you see fit.