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Chicken Chute

Lake Tahoe


Wide chute followed by a big bowl.

Freeride Skiing Severe

357 m
0 m
146 m
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.7 km
Chicken Chute Map

Chicken chute is a wide chute off of gate 5. To find it, follow the cat-track off of gate 5. You may have to walk up from the cat-track to check where you are at certain times. Chicken chute can be found by looking for the big rock next to it known as Boo Rock.


Chicken chute is a more popular line in Huckleberry Bowl so you may not find the same untouched powder as other places in the area. But it is still a really fun line. Once your out of Chicken chute, you are rewarded with an amazing bowl with a few natural features to send it off of.

Once your in the flat area of the bowl, look for the cat-track, known as Rerun out.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Bowl
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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