Pungee / V-Tree Chutes

Crested Butte

Pungee/V-Tree Chutes hide between The Glades and Tower 11 Chutes.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
229 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
111 m
Low Point
3.2 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
43˚
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Pungee / V-Tree Chutes Map

Description

You can find powder pockets in the Pungee/V-Tree Chutes by heading skier's left in Honey Pie through the trees towards the Paradise Express. You'll find a few tree chutes, the more left you are the rockier they will be. If you stay left you'll end up in Tower 11 Chutes and if you following the Paradise Express life line you finish in Tower 11 Glades, both options finishing onto Upper Treasury. You can also access these chutes by traversing immediately right from the Tower 11 entrance under Paradise Bowl.

Difficulty

Severe

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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