EAST BOWL | TUMALO MOUNTAIN | CASCADES (CENTRAL) | OREGON | UNITED STATES
Date Created: 04/28/2009
Last Updated: 04/28/2009
|Skiable Vert:||700 ft|
|Climbing Vert:||1379 ft|
|Top Elevation:||7779 ft|
|Trailhead Elevation:||6400 ft|
|AVG Ascent Time:||1.5 hrs|
|Steepest Section:||35-45 Degrees|
|Nearest Town:||Bend, OR|
Cresting the summit to watch the winter sun rise over Newberry Crater, then after your first lap watch Batchelor get tracked out while you dive in to your own little playground.
The Ascent starts from the north end of the Dutchman Flats Sno-Park. There has always been a skin track set when i've been there either from Dawn Patrollers or the previous day. If their isn't a track ther isn't much in the way of markings or guidance but if you head ENE and up then you'll get there. Very near the top the trees will become quite scrubby and windblown and you should expect to have to navigate some windlips.
You can descent any direction from the top but if the conditions are right, i.e. good visibility and snow, you'll want drop into the ENE facing bowl. It will be steeper on skiers right and more mellow on the left. If you get to the top with poor visibility there is a clear tree line starting from the north end of the summit and going in a WNW direction though you won't end up at your car. To return to your car from the summit descend WSW on low angle slopes through thick trees.
An Oregon DOT sno-park permit will allow for parking at Dutchman Flats. No Dogs are allowed as the ENE side of the mountain is the start of the City of Bend watershed (And I don't like dog pee in my water!)
Pnwpow1984: May 27, 2012 Uphill: 2,300 ft. | Downhill: 2,300 ft. Decided to battle the Memorial day sled crowd. Most of tumelo was left untouched for us. Really sticky, chicken pokin the whole way down the slope!...[view]
Pnwpow1984: February 2, 2012 Uphill: 2,500 ft. | Downhill: 2,500 ft. So nice! Wind absolutely ruthless up top but virtually nonexistent 25ft down....[view]
Pnwpow1984: January 27, 2012 Uphill: 2,500 ft. | Downhill: 2,500 ft. Another blue bird day. Great snow early, warming to a spring day by noon....[view]
Skifreenw: January 5, 2012 Uphill: 2,500 ft. | Downhill: 2,500 ft. ...[view]
Pnwpow1984: January 5, 2012 Uphill: 2,400 ft. | Downhill: 2,400 ft. Not to bad all things considered. Icy ridgetops made for some extreme skinning, but the bowl was decent. Never disappointed with low expectations!...[view]
Pnwpow1984: December 31, 2011 Uphill: 2,600 ft. | Downhill: 2,600 ft. Deeper than expected, wind loaded bowl made for a great first day out! The new skis(icelantic gypsys) were working hard! Snowpark was crazy busy, but still found fresh well past noon.....[view]
Powderjunky: May 17, 2011 Uphill: 2,100 ft. | Downhill: 2,100 ft. Another day at tumalo, while our trailer gets fixed. About the same as yesterday soft and fun corn pow. Didn't see the 4 inches that Bachelor reported though.Thursday is looking good for some more hig...[view]
Powderjunky: May 16, 2011 Uphill: 2,100 ft. | Downhill: 2,100 ft. Didn't know what really to expect. But turned out to be buttery fun. It was nuking snow in the parking lot, but then as I got to the top the sun came out and there was some really nice light going off...[view]
Powderjunky: May 14, 2011 Uphill: 2,100 ft. | Downhill: 2,100 ft. It was supposed to be raining today, but wasn't so we headed up for a quick lap, the sun even came out for a little bit, but the best part was Mt. Bachelor had a band playing and we could hear it pret...[view]
Schneefrau: May 4, 2011 Uphill: 1,500 ft. | Downhill: 1,500 ft. Nice Spring tour with a friend from Tahoe in town. Glop in the bowl (watch out for rapidly melting cornices), but perfect corn on the front side. Back in town for a mtn. ride 3 hours later....[view]
Schneefrau: February 18, 2011 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,600 ft. DEEP, like 2 plus feet and Wasatch-lite! Kind of tracked up when we arrived at 3, but amazing turns and outstanding views at sunset. Snow squalls when leaving....[view]
Littleshasta: February 9, 2011 Uphill: 2,800 ft. | Downhill: 2,800 ft. Total snow pack was approx 4-5 feet on average. Fresh snow (evening of monday, Feb 7th) was about 5-8" of dry powder. The east bowl was a bit icy on the first 100', then 6-8" of powder for the follow...[view]
Skifreenw: February 9, 2011 Uphill: 2,800 ft. | Downhill: 2,800 ft. I know Oregon has been forgotten for the last month or so, but we're back...with 4 or so inches...in wind loaded locations. In all honesty though, you could not have asked for a better low snow day. ...[view]
Skifreenw: January 4, 2011 Uphill: 2,000 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. The snow was pretty chowdered up after several days of no new snow and a long holiday weekend full of traffic. But, it was a good day nonetheless and an important lesson was remembered...don't trust ...[view]
Pnwpow1984: January 4, 2011 Uphill: 2,000 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. As expected it was super tracked up. Snow was still nice and soft but not a flake of fresh to be had!...[view]
Schneefrau: December 18, 2010 Uphill: 2,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. STORMY backcountry day!! After the 1st lap, the winds kicked up and the vis. deteriorated rapidly. Cold and DEEP snow, but a little wind-affected in spots. Too gnarly for any photos or video today...d...[view]
Schneefrau: December 15, 2010 Uphill: 3,200 ft. | Downhill: 3,700 ft. A beautiful day in the neighborhood in Central OR today! Over a foot of fresh, silky light snow fell making for scrumptuous turns in the open bowl and in the trees. Face shots and grins all around. My...[view]
Pnwpow1984: December 8, 2010 Uphill: 4,050 ft. | Downhill: 4,050 ft. An overnight 4-6" filled in the gaps nicely. High winds up top kept loading it all day. Visibility was mostly poor but manageable....[view]
Skifreenw: December 8, 2010 Uphill: 2,000 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. ...[view]
Pnwpow1984: December 7, 2010 Uphill: 2,700 ft. | Downhill: 2,700 ft. Little tracked up from the last few days. Still found great stashes all day. Light winds and decent visibility made for a good first day on Tumalo....[view]
Skifreenw: December 7, 2010 Uphill: 2,800 ft. | Downhill: 2,800 ft. There was about 4-6 inches of powder on top of crust, the bowl was pretty tracked up but there were still a few clean lines to be had. Spots of ice/crust near the base. Great day overall!...[view]
Schneefrau: December 3, 2010 Uphill: 2,500 ft. | Downhill: 4,200 ft. 6-8 inches of champagne pow on top of a solid base which skied like Heaven this afternoon in the bowl & on the front side. A shimmering surface hoar layer gleamed in the sun as we lapped it up. Needle...[view]
Fluffskis: November 28, 2010 Uphill: 2,200 ft. | Downhill: 2,200 ft. ...[view]
Schneefrau: November 27, 2010 Uphill: 5,200 ft. | Downhill: 5,200 ft. THEE best snow of the season so far in what you'd call the "backcountry" on Tumalo. 6 laps in the bowl. Very light foot+ of powder fell last night which translated to frosty face shots every turn out ...[view]
Illbeback: November 10, 2010 Uphill: 2,000 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. Ugh, not enough snow base to prevent ski base damage! Darn!...[view]
Awesomepatrol: April 15, 2010 Uphill: 2,200 ft. | Downhill: 2,200 ft. Felt good to get the legs moving....[view]
Canuckonplanks: January 14, 2010 Uphill: 2,800 ft. | Downhill: 2,800 ft. A bit wind packed, but stable....[view]
Awesomepatrol: January 14, 2010 Uphill: 2,200 ft. | Downhill: 2,200 ft. Not bad, fresh snow...[view]
Waheenie: November 23, 2009 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. Gorgeous blue skies and amazing bouncy powder. Met some new friends and enjoyed unbelievable turns....[view]
Powderjunky: November 23, 2009 Uphill: 4,200 ft. | Downhill: 4,200 ft. Great wind blown bouncy pow, glad we woke up early as us and another group tracked it out pretty quick....[view]
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