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Goose Creek - Powder Fields

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1.2 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,248' -380 m
High: 7,325' 2,233 m
Low: 6,077' 1,852 m


Avg Slope: 19% (11°)
Max Slope: 26% (15°)
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Trail shared by samh Haraldson

Avalanche risk for Dec 15, 2019: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

Full forecast for GNFAC: Northern Gallatin Range — Brought to you by Gallatin NF Avalanche Center

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Good turns for little effort.

samh Haraldson
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

The road in is not maintained so perhaps consider taking your buddy's big rig.


This zone is close to Bozeman and makes for a good set of worthy turns without too much uphill effort. The descent provides choices but the start is obvious. The large, open powder field is clearly visible much of the time during the uphill movement and it is not uncommon to see skiers descending in the distance.

From the Ridge take your choice of line once you've mitigated the avalanche hazards. At the bottom of the powder field your choices vary but you can either pick your way into the trees skier's left and find one of the old logging skid roads that snake their way downhill or you can charge directly back to the main summer road for a fast "luge run" back to the rig.

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Feb 26, 2019
Chang Liu
Feb 14, 2019
Chris Wood
Great snow, better tree skiing, skiers left of summit
Jan 21, 2019
First backcountry tour! Amy was splitboarding and kicked my butt at the transition
Dec 29, 2018
Brannin McBee
Dec 28, 2018
Gary Hellenga
Good skiing, with 2-3 inches of new snow. Enough snow to ski down the uptrack thru the trees.
Feb 5, 2017
Jillian Martin

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The Bridger Mountain Range at sunrise.
Mar 18, 2015 near Bozeman, MT
Dropping a knee.
Mar 18, 2015 near Bozeman, MT
Looking SE across the some of the skiing terrain. A small burn area.
Mar 15, 2015 near Bozeman, MT
Looking north at the Bridgers. This top area would be great to lap in good snow conditions.
Mar 15, 2015 near Bozeman, MT


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