Steep East Facing Chutes


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The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

High Exposure (E3)In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


These avalanche prone chutes are fairly self explanatory off of the Professor Hike.

They offer nice steep skiing, but since they are E facing, they can load with a lot of snow.

Please be aware of avalanche danger when skiing these chutes.

Enjoy nice steep turns while looking out for exposed rocks to the bottom.

Once you reach the bottom, you will be at a frozen flat lake.

You have several options here.

You can follow the route marked to hitch hike back up the pass.

This route will require a skin, but it will give you the best location to get picked up from Loveland Pass.

You can also skin back up the start point if you would like to explore.

Either way is good for getting back to the top of Loveland Pass.