Pencil Chute

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

A narrow chute that usually is a straightline

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
150 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
69 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
44˚
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Description

An extremely narrow chute just to the right of Dick's Drop that must be straightlined on normal snowpack years. CAUTION - the area below can be littered with moguls and variable snow

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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