Jaws

Alta & Snowbird

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

A steep and tight chute with rocks

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
185 m
Ascent
9 m
Descent
101 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
41˚
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Description

A steep and tight chute with rocks poking out everywhere. The top hanging apron is a no fall zone with rocks lurking under the surface at every turn. The terrain will naturally funnel you into the tight choke which may also have a small drop over some rocks, where a straight line will spit you out at high speed into the bottom of Great Scott. This can be a busy intersection depending on who is skiing Great Scott, so a spotter is never a bad idea.

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

  • Cliffs

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