A tight chute into a wide bowl that turns into some nice tree skiing

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

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.

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

Description

Tanner Gulch is considered a “classic couloir” that begins with a headwall chute, opens up to a large apron and open bowl with fun rolling terrain all the way to the bottom.

You would go up the upper western chute, with the reward of a wide, steep, sustained 40 degree descent.

It is also a an avalanche terrain trap, as it is a long sustained funnel, with the lower fifth serving as a depository for any debris that rips from above.

To the saddle its a 4.3 mile hike, beginning at 7,400 ft elevation, and topping out 3,400 vertical ft higher (By comparison, the highest you can obtain at a Utah ski resort is 3,243 vertical feet at Snowbird).