Lower Parachute

Crested Butte

Salida

Lower Parachute is the continuation of Upper Parachute through the main gut of Third with awesome tree chutes and pillows to play around with.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
177 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
106 m
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
46˚
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Lower Parachute Map

Description

Lower Parachute starts under Upper Parachute as it is joined by Mushroom Cliffs Bowl and Close Call. You'll have Solar Plexus in the trees and pillows on your left and a traverse over through Good Luck Glades to your right. There is a main tree chute though Lower Parachute with a tighter chute on the skier's right. Both chutes open up to a few medium and easily avoidable or hittable pillows mostly on your left in an open pow field as Third Bowl naturally benches out above Lower Third Bowl and the Solar Junkyard.

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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