Pioneer Main Chute

Brighton and Solitude

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

A steep, Challenging chute that requires navigating cliffs and trees - for experts only.

Ski Touring Extreme

Distance
1.9 km
Ascent
168 m
Descent
354 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
43˚
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Description

The Pioneer Main Chute is one of the gnarlier lines in this area. It requires an hour-long hike in, which is made easier with skins, and has a very steep long pitch with trees and cliffs. It is also a huge terrain trap so you don't want to ride this line unless you are sure of the avalanche conditions. This area is outside of the resort boundary, and no avalanche work is performed here. Many people have died in avalanches in this area. Make sure to check the avalanche conditions before thinking about dropping in on this line. When the conditions are right, this is one of the most fun and extreme lines in the area.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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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