Big Tree Chute

Crested Butte

Salida

Big Tree Chute is the lowest skier's right hand boundary of Third Bowl through a natural chute between trees and rocks.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
182 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
111 m
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
41˚
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Description

Big Tree Chute is found when you hang to the skier's right after Smuggler's Knob in Lower Third Bowl. The terrain naturally forms a chute between a small rock, handrail-type, feature on your left and trees and the rope line on your right. As you pass under the big tree at the choke of the chute you'll be funneled by the rope line on your right into Lower Third Bowl and onto the Third Bowl / Phoenix Exit back to East River Express.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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