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Once Is Enough

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
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Extremely Difficult


Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -812' -247 m
High: 10,692' 3,259 m
Low: 9,881' 3,012 m


Avg Slope: 49% (26°)
Max Slope: 83% (40°)
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Trail shared by Jason Smith

Avalanche risk for Nov 18, 2018: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

Full forecast for BTAC: Teton Area — Brought to you by Bridger Teton Avalanche Center

Avy tweets from @JHAvalanche

One of the best burly sidecountry lines anywhere. Straight to the house!

Jason Smith
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

This line is direct south facing, so in addition to the gamut of stability concerns, beware of dust on crust conditions, or at worst, slide for life conditions. But if you nail timing and get it soft....


Three options:
  1. Enter the line skiers left by executing a few exposed moves on a goat path above cliffs to gain the gut
  2. Take it straight on
  3. Skiers right to brave the even more exposed & often filmed Fin variation.

After exiting the coulie, you can step right to wait for your partner in a fairly sheltered spot on the No Name Bowl Traverse. Or, rip it down to the bottom of No Name Bowl.

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Ridiculous throttling of Once is Enough by Owen Leeper. Easy to see why this won GoPro Line of the Winter honors.
Mar 1, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
JS enroute to a marshmallow landing - Once is Enough. Late March 2009. P. Tristan Greszko
Feb 11, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
Battling variable snow conditions, Michelle Smith stays on her feet in the gut of Once is Enough. March 2009
Feb 11, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
Jay Hause takes on the lower coulie of Twice is Nice - March 2011
Feb 17, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
David Mayers pondering before the plunge. Once is Enough, March 2009
Feb 11, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
Jay Hause dropping into Twice is Nice - March 2011
Feb 17, 2015 near Moose W…, WY


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