Mount Ellis - Direct
ElevationAscent: 18' 5 m
Descent: -2,688' -819 m
High: 8,322' 2,536 m
Low: 5,652' 1,723 m
GradeAvg Slope: 20% (11°)
Max Slope: 56% (29°)
Avalanche risk for Dec 11, 2019: Low
Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.
Popular ski lines nearby
Little Ellis SE Meadow
0.6 mi 0.9 km • -395 ft Descent • -120.3 m Descent
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Mount Blackmore - Summit to Snowfields
4.4 mi 7.1 km • -3,527 ft Descent • -1075.14 m Descent
Alex Lowe Basin
0.3 mi 0.5 km • -431 ft Descent • -131.42 m Descent
0.3 mi 0.4 km • -387 ft Descent • -118.02 m Descent
Grassy Mountain Summit Meadow
0.2 mi 0.4 km • -120 ft Descent • -36.61 m Descent
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“Full value vertical off Mount Ellis.”— samh Haraldson
Descend through often tracked-out powder (popular line) zipping into tree'd shots toward the sides of the line for the fresh stuff. Practice safe leap-frogging with your partner to remain in earshot of each other. Toward the bottom of the run the trees thicken but you'll schuss your way through them until you reach the end.
The exit follows the summer New World Gulch trail and joins up with the Mount Ellis Ascent track at the junction of two drainages. The majority of the line can be skiied/ridden but a few short uphills exist so keep your poles at the ready for some pushing.
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Land Manager: Montana State Lands