Kitchen Wall

Arapahoe Basin

Loveland

Steep East Facing Chutes

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
936 m
Ascent
11 m
Descent
226 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.6 km
High Point
3.8 km
Gradient
38˚
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Description

These avalanche prone chutes are fairly self explanatory off of the Professor Hike. They offer nice steep skiing, but since they are E facing, they can load with a lot of snow. Please be aware of avalanche danger when skiing these chutes. Enjoy nice steep turns while looking out for exposed rocks to the bottom. Once you reach the bottom, you will be at a frozen flat lake. You have several options here. You can follow the route marked to hitch hike back up the pass. This route will require a skin, but it will give you the best location to get picked up from Loveland Pass. You can also skin back up the start point if you would like to explore. Either way is good for getting back to the top of Loveland Pass.

Difficulty

Severe

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.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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