Upper Chamonix

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

An extremely steep chute that generally has a cornice with a runout into Chamoix

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
101 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
85 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
47˚
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Description

An extremely steep chute that generally has a cornice with a runout into Chamoix. Almost always requires an air to get into the chute. As the snowpack deepens, you can air into the chute from either side.

Difficulty

Severe

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.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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