Elevator Chute

Alta & Snowbird

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

A short, tight straight line

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
176 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
86 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
33˚
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Description

A shorty but a goodie, Elevator chute is a short, steep straight line through aesthetic rocks and will spit you out into the open Cirque below. The best access is to stay high on the Cirque traverse - if you take the lower traverse you will ski right past it unless you sidestep up to the cirques rim. Elevator is easily recognizable by the rope hanging over the chute to help with avalanche control. Tip over the edge and straight line through the rocks into the wider part of the chute. This is not the time to try and slow down, take it to the bottom where it is much easier to slow down and stop.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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.

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