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Bloody Couloir, Bloody Mountain, Eastern Sierra, California

Skiing The Bloody Couloir On Bloody Mountain In California’s Eastern Sierra Location: Bloody Couloir, Bloody Mountain, Eastern Sierra, California Starting Point: Laurel Lakes Road – 7300′ Aspect: North Distance: 10.75 miles Time: 6-9 hours Top Elevation: Bloody Mountain – 12,544′ Vertical: 5750′ USGS Maps: Bloody Mountain Guidebook: Backcountry Skiing California’s Eastern Sierra …

Pinner Couloir, Laurel Mountain, Eastern Sierra, California

Skiing The Pinner Couloir On Laurel Mountain In California’s Eastern Sierra Location: Pinner Couloir, Laurel Mountain, Eastern Sierra, California Starting Point: Convict Lake Marina – 7580′ Aspect: SE Distance: 7.5 miles Time: 5 to 8 hours Top Elevation: Laurel Mountain – 11,818′ Vertical: 4150′ USGS Maps: Bloody Mountain, Convict Lake Guidebook: …

Terminal Cancer Couloir, Ruby Mountains, Nevada

Skiing Terminal Cancer Couloir In Nevada’s Ruby Mountains Location: Terminal Cancer Couloir, Ruby Mountains, Nevada Starting Point: Lamoille Canyon FS Road 660 (7400′) Aspect: Northwest Distance: 2.15 miles Time: 2-5  hours Top Elevation: 9,400′ at top of couloir Vertical: 2100′ USGS Maps: Lamoille As the resorts closed up shop for the …

The Claw, Madison Range, Montana

Skiing The Claw Couloir On The Bear Hump In The Madison Range of Montana Location: Claw Couloir, Bear Hump, Spanish Peaks, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Starting Point: Beehive BasinTrailhead (7900′) Aspect: Northeast Distance: 9.5 miles Time: 6.75 hours Top Elevation: 10,450′ Vertical: 4150′ USGS Maps: Lone Mountain May is a crazy month for weather in Montana. Last …

North Couloir, McGown Peak, Sawtooth Range, Idaho

Skiing The North Couloir on McGown Peak In Idaho’s Sawtooth Range Location: North Couloir, McGown Peak, Sawtooth Range, Idaho Starting Point: Stanley Lake Trailhead (6500′) Aspect: North Distance: 9.5 miles Time: 6.5 hours Top Elevation: 9,790′ Vertical: 3260′ USGS Maps: Stanley Lake After a killer week in the PNW, …

The Fuhrer Finger, Mount Rainier, Washington

Skiing The Fuhrer Finger on Mount Rainier in Washington Location: The Fuhrer Finger, Mount Rainier, Washington Starting Point: Lower Paradise Parking Lot (5380′) Aspect: South Distance: 14.6 miles Time: 1-2 Days Summit Elevation: 14,416′ | 4392 m Vertical: 10,000+ Guidebook: Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Washington – Martin Volken USGS …