Slipstream

Alta & Snowbird

Brighton and Solitude

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

A widening chute with some spice at the top.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
215 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
156 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
50˚
Slipstream Map

The majority of this chute is wide and straight, but getting into it can be tricky. Rocks and trees at the top make a bit of a maze. You have a few different options on how to enter, all of which are steep and tight and subject to windloading. Pick your poison at the top, then enjoy broader turns the rest of the way down. Just watch out for sloughing from chutes and cliffs on skier's left.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, December

Features

  • Couloir
  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins

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