Trip Report: Mt. Dana, CA – “Solstice Couloir”

Trip Report:  Mt. Dana, CA – “Solstice Couloir”
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Solstice Couloir off Mt. Dana, CA. image: snowbrainsYesterday, May 29th, 2020 we skied the dreadfully fun “Solstice Couloir” and “Banana Chute” off Mt. Dana & Ellery Bowl, respectively.

This legendary California link-up is extraordinarily gorgeous, offensively charming, and relatively simple.

Climb up Mt. Dana from Tioga Pass, ski down one of Dana’s many northern chutes, cruise down Glacier Canyon, cross the Dana Plateau, and drop into one of the many Ellery Bowl’s many northern chutes right to your 2nd car.

Solstice Couloir  – Mt. Dana, CA Details: Summit (actually a ridge):  12,500′ Car:  10,000′ Vertical From Car:  2,500′ Vertical skied:  1,400′ in Solstice Couloir Max Pitch:  45º in Solstice Couloir Avg Pitch: 40º in Solstice Couloir Aspect:  NW Distance:  5.5-miles round trip (including Banana Chute) Time From Car to Summit:  2.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains



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