One of the best slack-country circuits from FAR. Expect to take 5-6 hours for this tour.
Map above shows the route in purple. From Whitepass chair, follow Falling Star towards Lost Boys Pass. From Lost Boys, climb up Mammoth Head then ridge-walk your way to the fourth peak at 49°24.935′, -115°05.007′. Ski down the NE facing slopes towards a treed notch in the cliffs at 49°25.044′, -115°04.688′, which provides a safe way into Outer Ron Jeremy bowl. Climbing to the top of the treed shoulder on the opposite side of the bowl gives you two great steep chute options to ski. Once again, climb the opposite slope to bring you into Mongolia Bowl, then again to bring you back into the resort. You’ll find some great skiing along with way with increasingly more skied-out slopes as you go.
Lost Boys Pass above. Cloudy start to the day!
Climbing Mammoth head.
Above is the general route from the top of the fourth peak. Can’t really see it too well, but ski the NE facing slopes from the summit, then shift NW once you find the notch to bring you into Outer Ron Jeremy.
Excellent skiing from the top of the fourth peak. Best ski quality of the day.
Looking back at the notch leading into Outer Ron Jeremy above. There are some fun looking chutes further along the ridge to the looker’s left that would be worth a ski! A bit wind-affected on this day, though.
Dropping into one of the Ron Jeremy Chutes above, after climbing the treed shoulder. It looks like this chute sloughs out nicely which makes it pretty safe, but that causes some rocks to become exposed, which of course added some new core shots to my skis :). It’s approximately a 45 degree, 250m chute.
Looking back at the Ron Jeremy Chutes, above. We skied the one up against the cliff face, but there is also a second one to the skier’s right that, in hindsight, would have been a bit more fun.
Climbing the opposite slopes towards Outer Mongolia ridge.
Good skiing down Outer Mongolia into Mongolia Bowl. You can exit Mongolia Bowl if you want a bit of a bushwack, or continue up the opposite slopes back into the Resort.
Approximately 12km with 1100m of total elevation gain. Circuit takes about 5-6 hours and lots of transitioning!