Ski & Snowboarding

Backcountry Ski and Snowboarding the Sherwins from the Sherwins Trailhead

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  • Backcountry skiing and snowboarding from the Sherwins trailhead offers easy access to powder tree skiing along north-facing slopes. Beginning at the Sherwins trailhead offers convenient access for early morning laps or a full day adventure skiing to the top of the Sherwin ridge. Having access to an area like this is what makes living in Mammoth Lakes so special. The Sherwins area is in high-consequence avalanche terrain; bring appropriate gear and check with the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center before you go. For more information on the MLTS Sherwins Access/Egress sign program visit mltpa.org.

  • Backcountry skiing and snowboarding from the Sherwins trailhead offers easy access to powder tree skiing along north-facing slopes. Beginning at the Sherwins trailhead offers convenient access for early morning laps or a full day adventure skiing to the top of the Sherwin ridge. Having access to an area like this is what makes living in Mammoth Lakes so special. The Sherwins area is in high-consequence avalanche terrain; bring appropriate gear and check with the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center before you go. For more information on the MLTS Sherwins Access/Egress sign program visit mltpa.org.

Avalanche Forecast for 04/16/2021

  • AVALANCHE FORECAST: As rising temperatures and sunshine warm slopes today, small Loose-Wet sloughs that could grow to become consequential will become possible on steep slopes. Avalanche danger will rise to MODERATE progressively on E to S to W facing slopes at all elevations and N aspects at low elevations. Find out More
  • Experience Checklist

    • Avalanche safety gear
    • Beanie
    • Day pack
    • Energy bars/electrolyte replacement
    • First-aid kit
    • GPS device
    • Headlamp
    • Jacket or windbreaker
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Knowledge of conditions & safety/rescue procedures
    • Map or GPS device
    • Ski goggles or sunglasses
    • Ski helmet
    • Ski or snowboard boots
    • Ski pants & jacket
    • Ski poles
    • Skis or snowboard
    • Smartphone
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Tools/spare parts
    • Warm clothing
    • Water
    • Windbreaker/shell
    • Winter gloves

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    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    1.6 miles
    Trail Surface
    Snow
    Duration
    Half day

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