Perla's

Alta & Snowbird

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

The steep headwall looker's left of Main Chute and Little Chute on Mount Baldy

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
309 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
210 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
44˚
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Description

The steep headwall lookers left of the 'Baldy Chutes' above Alta's Ballroom area. The slope is steep and prone to avalanche so Alta rarely has it OPEN and Perla's may only be skied when OPEN. It is supposedly named after a Forest Ranger who was caught in an avalanche on the slope (and was OK). There are various lines down this headwall, most are exposed and exciting.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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