VIDEO: Ski Mountaineering in Los Angeles, CA?

SnowBrains |

At the northern tip of Los Angeles lies a remote and rarely visited ski line that in one continuous streak, stretches from desert scrub to alpine terrain. Which is the exact type of adventure 3Elements seeks out.

The two thousand vertical foot route on the north face of the range is an interesting line that I’ve viewed multiple times from Google Earth that’s been begging to be explored and skied.

But with an off road journey up an unknown road, 2 creek crossings, a winter trek no less, a mandatory overnight campout and an arduous and dangerous climb to reach the summit, the barrier to entry for this classic is high. Yet even with the challenges of the line present, sometimes every detail can come together to make exploring these regions interesting and fun regardless of the conditions.

Related Articles

Got an opinion? Let us know...