"The" Classic Chute at Squaw Valley

Statistics

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs…) 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.

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

Description

This chute is a classic, medium length chute with a nice north-east exposure.

It is a true chute, narrow and steep with rock walls on either side.

At just 2 to 4 ski lengths wide it can get bumped up.

It is visible from the Headwall chair, lookers right of Hourglass Chute.

Classic Chute merges with Hourglass chute at the bottom and then Cornice Bowl which will take you down to the Mountain Run.

Classic Chute used to be side slipped for preparation and then straight lined from the top by speed skiing legends like Steve Mckinney.

Imagine that as you look down from the top....