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Broken Top Ski Descent of SW Ridge and Crater Bowl

A long trek in on skins rewards you with epic lines to ski
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 13.8 miles
Duration: Full day
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Overview :  This is a really amazing trip. Although the trudge in on closed forest service roads from the Tumalo parking lot is tough the terrain... more »

Tips:  Directions: From Bend drive west on the Cascade Lakes Highway towards Mt. Bachelor. Park in the Tumalo parking lot across the street... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Distant Views

A look ahead to your destination.

2. Leaving the Trees

The immense Crater Bowl and SW ridge come into full view as you leave the trees behind.

3. Pick your safest Ascent of the ridge

Pick whichever way you feel most comfortable to get up onto the SW ridge once you get into Crater Bowl.

4. Ridge Climb and Ski Descent

Climb as high on the ridge as you feel comfortable going. The higher you go, the better skier you must be to safely descend. Included is a photo of 3 different routes with the longest route being the most difficult. Pick you line and have a blast. The ski out from the Bowl is quick, but unfortunately it is a long trudge back to the Tumalo... More