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2nd Chute

Alta & Snowbird

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

A long steep powder run

Freeride Skiing Difficult

481 m
0 m
246 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.3 km
2nd 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 481 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 246 vertical metres of descent.


If you get the chance to ski the middle line down East Castle then you are very lucky; it's one of the best runs at Alta and rarely open. Get playful with jumps and cliffs or rip high speed turns down the open face. If it's open, it is well worth the hike.



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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