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The Big Drift

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 3.0 (1) SKI LINE

The descent for an easy, short ski tour for those looking for an outing near Helena.


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0.5

Miles

0.7

KM

Ski Line

6,484' 1,976 m

High

5,938' 1,810 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

546' 166 m

Down

22%

Avg Slope (13°)

28%

Max Slope (16°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

This tour starts at the Great Divide Ski Area's parking lot. Be respectful of the use of their facilities and appreciative that they maintain the road and parking lot. If you do any uphill skiing within the ski area, you must adhere to their uphill policy found here: skigd.com/uphill-travel/

Description

Go through the gate at the end of Great Divide's upper parking lot. After a short distance through a stand of trees, you'll approach an open, southern facing slope. Ascend the strip of wind deposited snow on the leeward side of of a prominent gully. The tour stops at a small stand of three trees.

Contacts

Land Manager: BLM - Butte FO

Shared By:

Jeremiah Langston

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#630

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#1

in Great Divide

#44

in Montana

#630

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Nearing the top of the Big Drift
Jan 17, 2020 near Helena…, MT
A view from the bottom.
Jan 17, 2020 near Helena…, MT
Looking down from the top of the Big Drift
Jan 17, 2020 near Helena…, MT

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