X Chute

Berthoud Pass

Rock chute off of Hidden Knoll

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
397 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
170 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
36˚
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X Chute Map

Description

X Chute is to the skier's left in the XYZ chutes. It has a good pitch but the whole route can easily be seen from the top, so you know what you're getting yourself into, and you will be able to ski directly down the fall line for the length of the chute. Be aware that avalanche conditions in here can be tricky to predict since this is in an area that gets swirling winds and large temperature gradients due to the multitude of rock outcroppings.

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

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