Indicator Chutes

Fiordland National Park

Treble Cone

Slightly steeper terrain than Powder Bowl

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
510 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
187 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
39˚
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Indicator Chutes Map

Description

Indicator Chutes are reached by dropping in from the Saddle Track. There are signs along the track marking each area but they aren't pistes, think more like inbounds sidecountry. The Indicator Chutes area is great for getting a few early laps in, the top section is a lot steeper than powder bowl and there are more features for jumping off. All the various chutes then meet in a wide area perfect for just ripping some high-speed turns. The bottom part can get tracked out easily as there are a few areas that all meet at this point. You can cut out back onto the Easy Rider Piste or carry on fall-line into the rock garden.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August

Features

  • Cliffs

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