Hyalite Canyon/ Gallatin mountains

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Hyalite Canyon/ Gallatin mountains

Submitted By: sicky_line_brah on September 03, 2010

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Left and Right Y

The right of the Y is a little bit more mellow, about 30-32 degrees throughout the top section.  It is often very windy up at the very top, so you will want to keep a lookout for large windslabs.  The left of the Y is closer to 35 at some points.  You can also ski the trees in between the two chutes, which holds the snow a little bit better, but it can be steeper.  Once you are in the chute, it is wide enough to make turns down (about 30 ft) but you want to be prepared to get a lot of varying snow. The whole slide path is a terrain trap, and you can see visible signs of flagging and avy activity.   The trees on the sides of the gully are pretty tight.  When you get to the bottom, head to the right, and you will cross under the K  and into a big meadow, and then you can head to the road.

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Popular zone south of Bozeman.  Majority of the best skiing with minimal approach is in the Mount Blackmore area.  Skiing ranges from tight trees to alpine lines.  A great place for dawn patrols before going to work in Bozeman.

How to Get There

To access the Mount Blackmore trailhead, drive south from Bozeman on 19th st. until you reach the Hyalite Canyon rd.  Follow the road all the way to Hyalite Reservoir, park at the trailhead before crossing the reservoir's dam.

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