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Skip_M._Kliphiem

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Thinking about heading down to central OR for some backcountry skiing; Sisters, Bachelor... Never skied there before. Any suggestions, references to previous TR's/threads and conditions would be appreciated. cool.gif

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You have several options from Bend, i.e. Dutchman Flat snow park near Bachelor Butte (the most popular start point). Short tour - Tumalo Mt., med tour - Broken Top south side, long tour - S. Sister/Morrain Lake.

 

You might also consider Khowl Butte wich is S/SE of Bachelor Butte. You'll see it on the left just before you get to the snow park. It's a haul, but the east face gets cooked in spring and can be the best corn around. It's bigger/steeper than it looks - roughly 1.5 X Tumalo Mt.

 

I posted a TR for 3/14 re: Tam MacArthur Rim wich is the E/NE approach to Broken Top. P.S. I suggest that you pick up a copy of "Oregon Decents" by Dave Wagg.

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