Tree Chutes

Arapahoe Basin

Nice steep short line off of East Wall

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
157 m
Ascent
123 m
Descent
0 m
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.7 km
Gradient
44˚
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Tree Chutes  Map

Description

Take the East Wall Traverse out as far as you can go, keep going, and look for a sign marked "Tree Chutes." From here, you can usually spot a boot pack to hike these chutes to the top of the ridgeline. Take the short, but steep hike up to the ridge, enjoy the view, and then pick your line. Enjoy a nice run out to the bottom and through the trees back to the piste.

Difficulty

Difficult

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.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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