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36 mi 58 km of descents 15 Featured Ski Lines

Easy Trails 6 Trails Intermediate Trails 13 Trails Hard Trails 11 Trails
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Featured Ski Lines in High Sierra - 15

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Favorite Base of Leavitt Peak showing the main bowl and Y-Couloir on the left.
Intermediate

Leavitt Peak Deadman Creek Descent

2.8 mi 4.5 km • -2,643 ft Descent • -805.72 m Descent

(2) Bridgeport, CA
Favorite MW Skiing the couloir
Extremely Difficult

Dana Couloir

0.2 mi 0.3 km • -667 ft Descent • -203.27 m Descent

(1) Bridgeport, CA
Favorite The view looking down the chute from near top. See avalanche debris near snowboarder.
Intermediate/Difficult

Morrison East Face

2.7 mi 4.3 km • -3,042 ft Descent • -927.2 m Descent

(1) Mammoth…, CA
Favorite Base of Leavitt Peak showing the main bowl and Y-Couloir on the left.
Difficult

Leavitt Peak Y-Couloir

0.2 mi 0.3 km • -564 ft Descent • -171.82 m Descent

(1) Bridgeport, CA
Favorite Booting above Iceberg Lake
Difficult

Mount Whitney - Mountaineers Route

3.2 mi 5.1 km • -4,949 ft Descent • -1508.38 m Descent

(1) Lone Pine, CA
Favorite Reaching the bowl below the summit at about 10,500ft. East Couloir to the left of the summit.
Extremely Difficult

Matterhorn Peak - East Couloir

4.2 mi 6.8 km • -4,258 ft Descent • -1297.89 m Descent

(1) Bridgeport, CA
Favorite Great fun to board/ski a lava tube!
Difficult

Hole In The Wall

2.0 mi 3.2 km • -2,458 ft Descent • -749.34 m Descent

(1) Mammoth…, CA

Ascents in High Sierra - 15

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3.0 mi 4.9 km #1Mount Tallac Northeast Bowl Ascent
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.0 mi 4.9 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
3.5 mi 5.7 km #2Leavitt Peak via Sonora Pass Trailhead
Intermediate/Difficult
Bridgeport, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.5 mi 5.7 km Bridgeport, CA
8.0 mi 12.8 km #3Mount Whitney - Mountaineers Route
Difficult
Lone Pine, CA
Difficult
8.0 mi 12.8 km Lone Pine, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #4The Riser to Kaiser
Difficult
Coarsegold, CA
Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Coarsegold, CA
5.7 mi 9.2 km #5Matterhorn Peak
Difficult
Bridgeport, CA
Difficult
5.7 mi 9.2 km Bridgeport, CA
1.8 mi 3.0 km #6Rubicon Peak
Easy/Intermediate
Tahoma, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.8 mi 3.0 km Tahoma, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #7South Peak - Northeast Face
Intermediate
Bridgeport, CA
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Bridgeport, CA
2.8 mi 4.4 km #8Black Butte Summit
Easy/Intermediate
Auberry, CA
Easy/Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.4 km Auberry, CA
7.5 mi 12.0 km #9Kaiser Peak via Potter Pass
Difficult
Auberry, CA
Difficult
7.5 mi 12.0 km Auberry, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #10Andesite Peak Ascent via Castle Peak Saddle
Easy/Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Easy/Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.8 km Truckee, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #11Morrison Chute Ascent
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.4 mi 3.8 km Mammoth Lakes, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #12Black Butte West Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
Auberry, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Auberry, CA
8.6 mi 13.9 km #13Mount Morgan (South)
Intermediate
West Bishop, CA
Intermediate
8.6 mi 13.9 km West Bishop, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #14Kaiser Pass Shortcut
Easy/Intermediate
Auberry, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km Auberry, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #15Waterhouse Peak Ascent
Extremely Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Extremely Difficult
1.4 mi 2.3 km South Lake Tahoe, CA

Photos of High Sierra - 39

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Jeff zippers some pow off the top of Mt Olsen. 35 degree north-facing slope with 1800' descent.
Mar 27, 2015 near Bridgeport, CA
East Couloir under icy, unskiable conditions
Jun 26, 2019 near Bridgeport, CA
Reaching the bowl below the summit at about 10,500ft. East Couloir to the left of the summit.
Jun 26, 2019 near Bridgeport, CA
Topping out to the summit plateau. The Notch is barely visible at the very bottom left corner.
Jun 26, 2019 near Lone Pine, CA
View of the Mountaineers gully from Iceberg Lake
Jun 26, 2019 near Lone Pine, CA
Booting above Iceberg Lake
Jun 26, 2019 near Lone Pine, CA
Summit view!
May 2, 2017 near South L…, CA
Mt Olsen, 11183', from Virginia Lakes Rd. A variety of 30-40 degree north facing slopes to choose from with easy access.
Mar 27, 2015 near Bridgeport, CA

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