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 05/23/2017

  • Primary avalanche problems for Tuesday thru Thursday will focus on Loose Wet avalanches and very isolated Wet Slabs. Loose Wet will be a concern for all elevations and aspects (where snow is present). The risk for Loose Wet releases may become somewhat more widespread as overnight Lows remain near or above freezing and daytime temperatures remain above seasonable. Be especially cautious in complex terrain where sheltered rocky features can promote warming (chutes, couloirs, etc) and inhibit ove 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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