Comma Chute

Alta & Snowbird

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

A mellow powder field that leads into a spicy choke and steep chute

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
537 m
Ascent
8 m
Descent
334 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
46˚
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Comma Chute Map

Description

Currently, Comma Chute is considered a permanently closed area at Snowbird but it has been open in the past and there are always rumors of it opening again. It begins with a great open powder field skiers right of Gun Towers and above the Comma Chute cliff band. Once you hit the rope line that is over the cliff band, traverse skiers left until the rope ends and find your entrance into the chute. The entrances are all difficult and vary in steepness and technicality depending on the snowpack. There is absolutely NO easy way into comma chute. If you are up for the challenge of the entrance, you will be rewarded with steep and consistent powder through a perfectly sized chute. Comma Chute can also be accessed from Alta through the Gun Tower gate.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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