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1st Chute

Alta & Snowbird

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Long steep powder skiing

Freeride Skiing Difficult

534 m
0 m
260 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.3 km
1st Chute Map

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done in an unknown time of year. From a low point of 3.1 km to the maximum altitude of 3.3 km, the route covers 534 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 260 vertical metres of descent.


If East Castle is open, it is well worth the hike to access these lines. 1st Chute is farthest skiers left. You can rip this run in 5 turns or 50 turns -it's up to you. East Castle is avalanche prone and hence rarely open. Skiing this line is a treat.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.


  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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