The What Chutes?

Taos

Steep and technical chutes needing a lot of snow.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
2 km
Ascent
517 m
Descent
693 m
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

The What Chutes? are a cluster of numbered, narrow, super-steep, technical lines right at the top of Lift 7A. Near the bottom, they open up and then enter the trees above Walkyries. They’re marked and the numbers count up the further down you go along Chair 7A. Go here when there’s a lot of snow, otherwise, you’ll spend a lot of your time picking your way down rather than skiing.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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