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West Turbo Chute

Arapahoe Basin

Nice exposed rock chute hidden off Turbo

Freeride Skiing Severe

165 m
0 m
97 m
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.5 km
West Turbo Chute  Map

This line is a great line. You cannot see it from the Pali chair. To access it, come down under the Pali Chair liftline on Turbo and stay skier's left. Make sure you do not drop down skier's right. Now you must ski into some tight trees above the rock formations to get into it. Be careful and stay in control as you ski towards this no fall zone. You will start to see the chute between two large rock formations. Snow coverage is always changing in this chute so make sure it is a good snow year or at least a good pattern of snowfall. Pick your drop into the chute wisely, as the first turn is most important. Enjoy nice steep exposed turns into a tight choke on the way out.



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

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


3 out of 4

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


  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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