Chiquita

Crested Butte

Chiquita holds soft snow hours after the powder frenzy on the skier's left side of Banana.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
283 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
162 m
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
35˚
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Description

A small, hanging bench, on the skier's left of Banana, Chiquita offers a little more variety then the main gut of Banana. After you've traversed into Banana or skied from the Upper Traverse, stay to the skier's left through some pine trees on the pitch that heads back into Banana. It's less bumped out than Banana and can hold some great powder snow if you can find rhythm through the small trees. You can stay left in the taller trees to head to Total Recall or you can descend into the gut of Banana about a third of the way down.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees

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