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Mount Ellis - Direct

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2.6 Miles 4.1 Kilometers


Ski Line

18' 5 m

Ascent

-2,688' -819 m

Descent

20%

Avg Slope (11°)

56%

Max Slope (29°)

8,322' 2,536 m

High

5,652' 1,723 m

Low

Shared By samh Haraldson

Conditions


Minor Issues 12 days ago
Crusty: New World Gulch creek not frozen over; crossings hard to navigate. Recommend you use upper trail until creek freezes. History

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Avalanche risk for Dec 10, 2018: Low

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

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Full value vertical off Mount Ellis.

samh Haraldson
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

After completing the Mount Ellis Ascent, pick your line down the wide-open, tree-less zone with the intent of exiting out the South fork of New World Gulch.

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

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Nov 20, 2017
Chang Liu
While descenting the steep slope, aim for the drainage aera, the lower part is hard and takes some route finding.

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