Tractor Chute

A fantastic descent from summit to car skiing the most distinct couloir of the south tunnel area of Isafjordur.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
11 m
Descent
494 m
Low Point
191 m
High Point
674 m
Gradient
50˚
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Tractor Chute Map

Description

The obvious and very skiable line accessed from the excellent south tunnel area. Park up at the south entrance of the Isafjordur road tunnel network. Skin easily up the drainage, and tour and ski around the network of excellent descents that this area holds. The obvious couloir descent of Tractor Chute with its large apron looks over the valley and can be entered from either above or by booting up. A wide moderately angled chute with a small section of 45 degree's opens up onto the expansive apron and from there easily into the river drainage below that ski's back to the tunnel.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

February, March, April, May

Features

  • Couloir

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

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