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Crystal Mountain

A steep, extremely narrow chute with high exposure

Freeride Skiing Extreme

331 m
3 m
162 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
1.9 km
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This steep, extremely narrow chute opens up to a series of cliffs. In 500 vertical feet, this run offers cliffs, cornices, chutes and an open face. This run is for experienced experts only. The top of this chute is well-guarded by a big cornice. The ski patrol often keeps this cornice trimmed back, but approach cautiously as this area is highly exposed. The entrance to this chute is on the left side of this cornice. When the cornice is built out over the entrance, don't attempt this run. The drop from the ridge into the chute requires mandatory air, even when the cornice is not built out. The chute is so narrow as to brush both shoulders at once. This chute is short and opens to a small triangle of snow above a series of cliffs. If you don't want to drop the cliff, work right towards Dieters or left towards Teddy Bear. A narrow, but mostly skiable chute can be found to the left here. Below it opens to a nice, hardly skied face reached only a few.



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

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.


  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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