Shop Chutes

Berthoud Pass

North facing tree skiing

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
353 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
112 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
22˚
Shop Chutes Map

Shop Chutes is a fun section of trees just above the warming hut. A short skin from the parking lot will give you access to 400 feet of well pitched tree skiing. The snow in here is well protected from the sun, but it can be effected by the wind. When it is good, it is very good, but when the wind has gotten to it, Shop Chutes can be quite scoured despite the trees.

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.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Trees

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