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 05/30/2017

  • This is the last advisory for the 2016-17 season. A big Thank You! to all our observers, contributors, sponsors, and the backcountry community for your support, observations, and generous contributions. We literally couldn’t do it without you and the support of the backcountry community. Have a great summer and see you next season! Bottom Line: Primary avalanche problems for Tues thru Wednesday will focus on Loose Wet avalanches and very isolated Wet Slabs. 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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