Ski & Snowboarding

Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding the Tele Bowl

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  • The so-called Tele Bowls are a classic locals backcountry adventure, with easy, close-to-town access from the winter staging area on Sherwin Creek Road, The approach involves a fair amount of travel over flat terrain. Do multiple laps, or check guidebooks for steeper, more adventurous routes above the bowls like the Bardini Chutes and Punta Bardini. Always carry appropriate gear, check with the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center (ESAC) for timely snowpack and avalanche conditions reports, and be "avy savvy."

  • The so-called Tele Bowls are a classic locals backcountry adventure, with easy, close-to-town access from the winter staging area on Sherwin Creek Road, The approach involves a fair amount of travel over flat terrain. Do multiple laps, or check guidebooks for steeper, more adventurous routes above the bowls like the Bardini Chutes and Punta Bardini. Always carry appropriate gear, check with the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center (ESAC) for timely snowpack and avalanche conditions reports, and be "avy savvy."

Avalanche Forecast for 03/27/2017

  • As of 5AM Monday morning, there are between 1 and 3 inches of new snow in the eastern Sierra, primarily north of Mammoth and at elevations above 7,000’. Southwest winds accompanied this fast moving storm and they will shift more to the north tonight (Monday) and Tuesday as temperatures rebound. Wind slabs will be our primary avalanche concern today at middle and upper elevations. As temperatures climb this afternoon and tomorrow, so will the risk of loose wet avalanches on solar slopes at middle Find out More
  • Experience Checklist

    • Avalanche safety gear
    • Backcountry Partner
    • Beanie
    • Complete backcountry Ski/Snowboard Kit
    • Day pack
    • Energy bars/electrolyte replacement
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Knowledge of conditions & safety/rescue procedures
    • Ski goggles or sunglasses
    • Ski helmet
    • Ski or snowboard boots
    • Ski pants & jacket
    • Ski poles
    • Skis or snowboard
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Warm clothing
    • Water
    • Windbreaker/shell
    • Winter gloves

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    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    2.3 miles
    Trail Surface
    Snow
    Duration
    Half day

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