Lake Peak Chute

Alta & Snowbird

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Lake Peak Chute is a fun little gem deep in the Wasatch.

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
4.7 km
Ascent
53 m
Descent
972 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
44˚
Lake Peak Chute Map

Lake Peak Chute is a beautiful run high up in the heart of the Wasatch. The chute itself is only 700-800 feet long, but the pitch is consistent in the 40 degree range and there are fun roll overs and trees to ski through and finish out a great run with amazing views and ambiance.

Description

To approach, park at the White Pine Trailhead and follow the trail that follows an old road grade up into the drainage. Take a left at the first junction and you'll wind up through some switchbacks and then up into the upper valley. From here start trending to the right through the valley floor. The higher you go, the better the stream crossing will be. Gain elevation and work through the trees until you hit the lake. From here you can boot directly up the chute, or follow the ridge to the lookers right. This second option is often the safer option since the chute can form a large cornice that is easier to manage from above than from tunneling through.

Difficulty

Severe

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.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June

Equipment required

  • Skins

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