Suicide Chute is one of the most popular classics on one of the most iconic peaks in the Wasatch, Mount Superior.

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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.

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

Description

Suicide Chute is a fun easy to access roadside attraction that sees lots of traffic, but it's a worthy outing.

Best approached by parking near the bottom of the S face of Mount Superior, skinning up the apron trending to the left and then booting directly up the chute.

The chute itself is narrow, but with plenty of room for turns and it's got a nice consistent pitch for about one thousand feet before it empties onto the apron of the S face of Mount Superior.

The top can have a cornice that can vary in size.

But in most seasons it's easy enough to enter into the chute and enjoy the 40 degree slopes.