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Backcountry Skiing Mount Williamson California

By Christopher Comstock | March 19, 2018

Post and Photo credit  http://www.sierradescents.com/skiing/williamson/2006/bairs-creek-cirque-10.php Foothill Road crosses the north fork of Bairs Creek at an elevation of 5906 Climbing Williamson is as pure as it gets. Park at the bottom of the mountain. Hike up. With a trail, via Shepherd Pass, most backcountry travelers will find the most strenuous climb of their lives. Without…

Backcountry Skiing the Pinner Couloir Laurel Mountain CA

Backcountry Skiing the Pinner Couloir Laurel Mountain CA

By Christopher Comstock | March 17, 2018

The Pinner Couloir is another Sierra classic. 3400 vert of steep, big wall couloir skiing.  This Sierra classic is close to Bishop.  There is also potential to ski 2 classic couloirs (Pinner & Bloody) from the same Camp near convict lake. Backcountry Skiing the Pinner Couloir Laurel Mountain CA Backcountry Skiing the Pinner Couloir Laurel…

Backcountry Skiing Bloody Mountain California

Backcountry Skiing Bloody Mountain California

By Christopher Comstock | March 16, 2018

Bloody Couloir, Bloody Mountain Top of descent elevation: 12, 522’ Descent in Vertical Feet: 5342’ (about 2600’ for the couloir proper) Slope: 40-45 degrees (depending on time of year/snowfall) Aspect: North Distance from trailhead: 6.5 miles GPS: 37.561/-118.909 USGS Map: Bloody Mountain Notes: The Bloody Couloir is one of the most classic lines on California’s…

Backcountry skiing Dana Couloir California

By Christopher Comstock | March 16, 2018

Backcountry skiing Dana Couloir California 70 miles North of Bishop California / Dana Mountain Backcountry skiing Dana Couloir California Skiing Dana Mountain Dana Couloir is one of the 50 classic California Backcountry ski descents approach The Dana Couloir by “the Glacier Canyon Trail (GCT) which starts at the Tioga Lake overlook. The overlook is outside of the Yosemite National…

Backcountry Skiing Broads Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon Utah

Backcountry Skiing Broads Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon Utah

By Christopher Comstock | March 3, 2018

Backcountry Skiing Broads Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon Utah.   Backcountry Skiing Broads Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon Utah is absolutely “Bonkers”!   People come here for some of the longest vertical feet of uninterrupted powder skiing in Utah.  The approach is BIG, the skiing is BIG, and getting out of Broads fork is a…

Whipple Couloir Big Cottonwood canyon

Backcountry skiing the Whipple Couloir

By Christopher Comstock | February 14, 2018

Backcountry skiing the Whipple couloir is a classic Wasatch ski descents.  Getting there and finding it isn’t straight forward but you’ll be rewarded if you do.  With some of the most unique and visually stunning scenery in the Wasatch the Whipple Couloir could be the most scenic of all the classic descents. Access First, you…

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