Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Powder Project Logo

Thumb Couloir

 5.0 (1)

0.4 Miles 0.7 Kilometers


Ski Line

0' 0 m

Ascent

-926' -282 m

Descent

41%

Avg Slope (22°)

69%

Max Slope (35°)

8,445' 2,574 m

High

7,519' 2,292 m

Low

Shared By Jake Downey

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

Avalanche risk for May 2, 2018: 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: Bridger Range — Brought to you by Gallatin NF Avalanche Center

Avy tweets from @AvalancheGuys

A large, steep couloir that will usually have good snow, even days after a storm and everything else is chewed up.

Jake Downey
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Must have a beacon to access the Ridge at Bridger Bowl.

Overview

Needs Overview

Need to Know

At the at end of the apron, traverse right (south) to get back inbounds. If you ski too far left you'll get caught on flat land and have to hike out.

Description

You can access the Thumb either from the Bridger Ridge hike or touring up The Ramp ascent line. I found that the boot pack from Bridger is my preferred route. Make sure you hike past Northwest Passage and through the OB gate. Keep hiking down until you find the thumb rock (the unmistakable rock pillar that looks like a thumb). Head north past the rock.

The first entrance is steep and technical. The second entrance is farther north and is a bit easier, but you'll need to traverse back south to the Thumb's entrance. Once inside, there is a rocky cliff in the center that you can ski around to the south or huck it. After that, it's all yours.

Contacts

You & This Featured Ski Line


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ski Line

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#2

in Bridger Bowl

#151

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#2

in Bridger Bowl

#18

in Montana

#151

Overall
8 Views Last Month
53 Since Apr 10, 2018
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Powder Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Ski