BROKEN TOP CASCADES (CENTRAL) | OREGON | UNITED STATES
Summary | Elevation: 9,175 ft
Broken Top offers some of great steep lines on faces, bowls, and couloirs. The Southern Shield is a big exposed face. The glacier cirque of the eastern flanks offer couloirs and the western side has some more great steep faces. Skiing on Broken Top requires a five mile snowmobile ride to the wilderness boundary and offers some of the better skiing in central Oregon.
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Powderjunky: April 14, 2012 Uphill: 2,000 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. Fun day, needed less wind though. good peeps. Firm snow on all but super sunny wind protected aspects...[view]
Pnwpow1984: February 7, 2012 Uphill: 1,750 ft. | Downhill: 1,750 ft. Hard and somewhat icy..Still found some good pockets out there. Clouds rolled in and flatened the light up top....[view]
Powderjunky: December 3, 2011 Uphill: 2,300 ft. | Downhill: 2,300 ft. Best snow in the cascades, which aint sayin much these days. But a fun line with good peeps. Still a little bare on the way back around broken top. Windy as crap but protected in the ramp....[view]
Powderjunky: November 26, 2011 Uphill: 2,000 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. Clouds rolled out laying blue skies for the rest of the day. Super duper warm, sweating more than usual, snow felt more like spring pow than november pow.South facing couloirs in the crater still need...[view]
Powderjunky: May 19, 2011 Uphill: 2,000 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. South Sister was a bust due to road plowing, its done until they clear it all. But Pucker Up on Broken Top skied great. Sloughed a lot but it was just that new snow. The entrance is as easy and fear-f...[view]
Powderjunky: January 4, 2011 Uphill: 2,000 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. Went pow hunting on North facing high elevation spots but really only found manageable mank. The recent warm weather has stolen our snow.Saw a couple small fracture lines, on the west face of Ball But...[view]
Powderjunky: May 29, 2010 Uphill: 2,800 ft. | Downhill: 2,800 ft. Pretty cloudy and moist in town, but the mountains were in the sun. Got a late start and weren't skinning until 12:30pm everything was nuked by the sun except the north face of broken top, which skied...[view]
Powderjunky: March 20, 2010 Uphill: 5,800 ft. | Downhill: 5,800 ft. Skied from sun up to sun down and even got a little nap in there somewhere. Skied every aspect we could on Broken Top and got some good turns on Cayuse Crater. Ran into Kevin which was great to get s...[view]
Powderjunky: December 9, 2009 Uphill: 2,200 ft. | Downhill: 2,200 ft. There's soft snow in places, but mostly a real good sliding surface for any new snow in the future. Still hitting rocks, my ski bases look like they but put through a meat grinder and then spat on for...[view]
Waheenie: December 4, 2009 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Wow. Gorgeous sunny day with wonderful people. Thanks Glen & Kimberly for coming along!...[view]
Powderjunky: December 4, 2009 Uphill: 3,800 ft. | Downhill: 3,800 ft. Skied with Glen Plake, skied two great couloirs. Amazing sunny day! ...[view]
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