“A wide bowl with many options that is great for backcountry skiers getting into the sport.”
— Gunks Jesse
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
The main Butler Gulch
ascent goes straight up the center of the valley, running alongside the creek. About a mile and a half up, the ascent splits east to Butler Gulch
East, and west (right) to Butler Gulch
West. Continue ascending to Butler Gulch
West along an old road to the tree line and Butler Bowl.
West is a wide open bowl with lots of descent options. Expect big smiles and nice intermediate backcountry lines.