Tower 3

Alta & Snowbird

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

A steep, wide open chute

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
129 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
106 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
45˚
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Tower 3 Map

Description

Follow the Cirque traverse all the way down and go around the very rocky "p-tex point" (you will know when you are there). Tip- Side stepping on rocks works way better than trying to slide over them. Once you round the corner you will see the tram tower 3 run on the skier's right side of the ridge. It's a wide "chute" and not the longest run in the world, but P-tex point stops a lot of people, so you can usually find good snow below here.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Cliffs

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