Classic Chute

Lake Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe

"The" Classic Chute at Palisades Tahoe

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
355 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
148 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
38˚
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Description

This chute is a classic, medium length chute with a nice north-east exposure. It is a true chute, narrow and steep with rock walls on either side. At just 2 to 4 ski lengths wide it can get bumped up. It is visible from the Headwall chair, lookers right of Hourglass Chute. Classic Chute merges with Hourglass chute at the bottom and then Cornice Bowl which will take you down to the Mountain Run. Classic Chute used to be side slipped for preparation and then straight lined from the top by speed skiing legends like Steve Mckinney. Imagine that as you look down from the top....

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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