FATMAP by Strava

Main Chute


Very large and comparatively easy zone in the Canyon. Still challenging for the advanced skier

Freeride Skiing Difficult

669 m
0 m
278 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3 km
Main Chute Map

The Fish Creek area is a legendary side country canyon parallel to Steamboat Resort. It's home to some of the most accessible extreme terrain in all of Colorado! Zone 3 is a particularly enjoyable zone and is a great first line to check out in Fish Creek Canyon proper. It's also the widest of the Zones here with plenty of lines to choose from up top. The top section is very lightly gladed and is almost reminiscent of bowl skiing. There are many different paths through this upper section. The two sides have the steepest lines and the middle has the gentlest pitch. All options are fair game and great choices. The upper section filters into a more heavily gladed section that's challenging to maneuver. Be careful about venturing too far skiers' left, there's a huge drop-off. Follow the runout to the bottom of the canyon. From here, you must skin/hike out.



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.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between January and March


  • Bowl
  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Similar routes nearby