1st Chute

Alta & Snowbird

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Long steep powder skiing

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
534 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
260 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
37˚
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Description

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.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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