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Main Chute (Alta)

Alta & Snowbird

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Steep iconic Baldy Chute

Freeride Skiing Severe

297 m
0 m
217 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.3 km
Main Chute (Alta) Map

The steep boot pack takes about 25 minutes starting from the top of the Sugarloaf lift. Take a minute or two at the top of Baldy to rest your legs and take in one of the best views in the Wasatch. The Main Chute is long and steep and usually gets bumped out after it has been open for a while. The top of Main Chute is very steep and can be intimidating. If you are uneasy, take your time getting down as falling is not the recommended option. Ski one at a time, and give other groups time to get ahead. It's not the dumbest idea to treat this run like a backcountry situation.



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

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.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between December and April


  • Bowl
  • Face
  • Cliffs
  • Couloir
  • Walk Required

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