Y Chute ( Sky Chutes)

Breckenridge

Copper Mountain

Salida

Y shaped Chute off the backside of Peak 6

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2.5 km
Ascent
513 m
Descent
515 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.8 km
Gradient
38˚
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Description

The best way to get into this line is right off the summit of Peak 6. In accordance with ski patrol, you must access through backcountry gates. You will find the access gate at the top of the Peak 6. You could also skin from the Copper Mountain side as well. Just like S and K chutes, you will have to down climb the rocks into the line. You also have an option skier's right. Understand that the down climb could take time and there is no set route. Also be aware of cross loading at the top of the line. Once you enter into either line, enjoy a simple straight forward line down to the bottom and stay skier's right on the exit. Find the bridge to cross Tenmile Creek over to the parking lot. If you are taking the bus, it will be South towards I-70 at the entrance of the Copper Mountain Resort.

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.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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