Timber Chutes

Crested Butte

Timber Chutes are the tight trees on the skier's left of Paradise Cliffs.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
135 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
74 m
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
33˚
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Description

Timber Chutes are fun, tight chutes the trees skier's left in Paradise Cliffs. When you stay left from Big Chute into the trees and wrap around the large exposure on Paradise Cliffs, you can stay on the skier's left shoulder of Paradise Cliffs in a couple tight tree chutes. The chutes get tighter and tighter as you get closer to Silver Queen Road and Paradise Bowl. Hop turns are a good skill to have through these chutes. You can often find good snow here days after a storm.

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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