Suicide Chute

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Suicide Chute is one of the most popular classics on one of the most iconic peaks in the Wasatch, Mount Superior.

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
441 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
289 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
42˚
Suicide Chute Map

Suicide Chute is a fun easy to access roadside attraction that sees lots of traffic, but it's a worthy outing. Best approached by parking near the bottom of the S face of Mount Superior, skinning up the apron trending to the left and then booting directly up the chute.

Description

The chute itself is narrow, but with plenty of room for turns and it's got a nice consistent pitch for about one thousand feet before it empties onto the apron of the S face of Mount Superior. The top can have a cornice that can vary in size. But in most seasons it's easy enough to enter into the chute and enjoy the 40 degree slopes.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons

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