Rogers Pass: 8812 Bowl

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Big thanks to Greg Hill and Aaron Chance for showing the TetonAT crew around Rogers Pass for a few days. With bluebird skies and new snow, we had to play it safe in regards to avalanches a little, but we were still able to enjoy the great ski touring the pass has to offer.

After a day of setting off many avalanches on McGill Shoulder with Aaron, we hooked up at the top of the pass for a tour in the general direction of 8812 Bowl. Our plans were slightly changed when we saw a fresh avalanche in the distance (see previous post), but we stayed focused and were still able to climb below Peak 8812 and ski the bowl. Here are some images from the tour. The next day we toured up the Illecillewaet Glacier and skied Youngs Peak. A classic tour for the area. More on that tomorrow.


11 Responses to “Rogers Pass: 8812 Bowl”

  1. 1 Lynne Wolfe Mar 2nd, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Nice photos of Rogers Pass, Steve. Glad you guys got some decent visibility and stability. Looking forward to the Youngs Peak TR- Forever Young?

  2. 2 randosteve Mar 2nd, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks Lynne. We didn’t think avy conditions were quite stable enough for Forever Young, but I did get a photo of it to share with TetonAT visitors.

  3. 3 jhandy Mar 2nd, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Excellent photos!

  4. 4 randosteve Mar 2nd, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks! The Youngs Peak pics will blow your mind. :twisted:

  5. 5 bissell Mar 2nd, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    nice pics steve, yes rogers pass is really something huh. i remember driving over it with gvd years ago and thinking “whoa!, teton pass on steroids! sick!”

  6. 6 lkrushes Mar 2nd, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    waiting to see the asulkan hut.

  7. 7 Johnny Mar 2nd, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Where are the pics of Z throwing 3s?

  8. 8 Tri Mar 3rd, 2009 at 8:15 am


    Some of your best pics yet. Sir Donald (?) pic is impressive. Beautiful area.


  9. 9 Dave D Mar 4th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    That slide looks so fresh I have to ask, did your group trigger it? Is that the bowl that faces Video Peak?

  10. 10 randosteve Mar 5th, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Ummm…I think it’s a ridge or two over from Video Peak. We did not trigger this slide…did you read the post?

  11. 11 Dave D Mar 5th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    When I commented yesterday, I had only looked at the photos from the 8812 posting. The photos showed you skiing up Connaught Crk to below Ursa Minor where you dug a pit and then you are traversing a bed surface so I wasn’t sure what had happened. I’ve since read the other post and got your story and know right where that occured. I hit the same areas you did about two weeks ago before the snow arrived. That slide took out the skin track I used!

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