Forbidden Zone

Alta & Snowbird

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Steep Technical skiing

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
172 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
79 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
44˚
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Description

Not actually forbidden, just hidden and very steep and very technical. Just past the elevator chute is a short sidestep through the gate. Approach the edge with caution as the wind can build up a large cornice. On the right side are very large cliffs and lots of trees, most skiers will want to bump down to the obvious short chutes. Even where it looks more skiable there are often rocks just below the surface so it's worth going slow or straight lining and thinking light.

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.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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