A steep and spicy chute that's a must if you've skied the other lines off of Thunder Ridge.

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Exposure

Exposure

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.

Description

To access, start from White Pine Trailhead follow the road then trail to Red Pine Canyon, cross the bridge and skin up into Maybird Drainage, head up and over the Maybird/Hogum Divide.

From here ski down to the base of the Sliver, boot up the Sliver and head S along the ridge until you get to the entry of the chute.

This steep line starts with a hanging patch of snow that narrows into a rocky chute.

The snow doesn't necessarily stick to the rocks so this might require a rappel to enter.

You'll get a chance for a few very steep hop turns on some of the steepest skiable terrain in the Wasatch.

The turns are short lived though as you'll come to the 75' rappel.

There are two old pitons in the skiers left side of the wall.

Bring a hammer because they have a tendency to loosen over time.

Or, there is a large horn of rock you can loop webbing around to complete the rappel.

The lower turns are steep and fun before you finish onto the wide open apron.