Y Chute

Berthoud Pass

The skier's right rock chute off Hidden Knoll

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
341 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
150 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
37˚
Y Chute Map

Y Chute is the furthest skier's right chute of the XYZ chutes. It has two primary entrances (hence the name "Y"). 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. Towards the bottom of the rock outcroppings, on the skier's left side, the snow will sometimes fill in enough to make the outcropping jumpable. You can find drops in the range of 10-40 feet in here depending on the snow and how fast you're willing to ski off of them. 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

Features

  • Cliffs

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