Heart Chute

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

A narrow chute shaped like a heart surrounded by large volcanic walls that funnel into a large cliff.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
135 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
77 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
44˚
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Description

Located at the Summit of The Sisters just past Once is Enough, is one of the toughest lines at Kirkwood. A narrow chute shaped like a heart surrounded by large volcanic walls that funnel into a large cliff. Usually requires one or two turns, then a small cliff jump ‘into the heart’ and then making turns above the cliff exit. Best is to wait until big snowpack years.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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