Turbinator

Taos

A chute with a rocky nose and narrow choke.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
196 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
147 m
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
44˚
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Description

Turbinator (incorrectly called Terminator by many) is a difficult chute on the West Basin Ridge between Stauffenberg Trib and Zdarsky. The top section is very much like Stauffy Trib - rocky and steep. After what is an obvious middle spot, it narrows as it drops through the trees. There's a tight choke that starts going left then quickly turns right and there's a nice rock to pop at the bottom, if snow conditions allow.

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
  • Walk Required

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