Y2 Chute

Beaver Creek

A stoic sunny ridge ride down drainage #2 of the Y Chutes

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
2 m
Descent
547 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
38˚
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Description

The bald nose up the ridge offers a nice vantage point to run Y1 or Y2. Y1 is the first drainage directly below the skin track ridge. Ski right from the bald nose to access the southern Y2 drainage. Once you ski pass the low gradient pine forest, you will come to another bald aspect with multiple gulches that descend into the Y2 drainage. These 4-5 micro-ridges are fun to explore, which means you’ll be back here 4 to 5 days after a powder day (if the sun doesn’t cook it). The recommended route is to stay high on the main ridge between the Y1 and Y2 gulches. Ride this open mixed tree glade run all the way down or fall right off the fall line and swerve up and down the traversing slope left. When the run gets steeper towards the bottom, veer left to head towards Beano’s cabin where a cat trail awaits to take you to Talon’s lodge.

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

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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