Birthday Chutes

Alta & Snowbird

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Long and consistent wide chutes

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
935 m
Ascent
129 m
Descent
343 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
43˚
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Description

Hike up the ridge from Gad 2 until you get to the north-ish facing chutes at the end of the bowl. They are long and consistent pitch all the way to the bottom. At the bottom of the chutes you will find rolls with trees and which usually hold good snow on the north aspects. Take the long skin track back to the Whitepine trail head.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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