ABC Chutes

Alta & Snowbird

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Very steep technical tree skiing

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
446 m
Ascent
6 m
Descent
194 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

Very steep and tight tree skiing. Because of the tight entrances people seem to pass these lines up, but if you are able to get in you are in for some of the best terrain around. The north facing slots through trees hold awesome snow most of the time. To find the chutes, ski the upper section of Gadzooks and half way down the first rollover pitch head for the trees on far skiers right. The ABC chutes are the trees into the bowl underneath Gad 2.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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