Upper Sisters Chute

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

A ‘U’ shaped wide chute just to the left of Heart Chute with incredible steep left wall.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
133 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
78 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
36˚
Upper Sisters Chute Map

A ‘U’ shaped wide chute just to the left of Heart Chute with incredible steep left wall. The left wall can handle around two or three steep turns. The main entrance is steep at the beginning and then flattens quickly at the exit between the rock walls. The snow on the right side can be quite variable due to sun exposure.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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