Last Chance Chutes

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A series of seven steep chutes through trees and small cliffs.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
430 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
181 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
41˚
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Last Chance Chutes Map

Description

A series of seven steep chutes through trees and small cliffs, Last Chance Chutes are not individually named. Again, the most straightforward chute is directly beneath the chair. Working left, the chute below the main gut of Stockholders is the most popular. The breakover is often pocked with rocks. Find the opening in the trees on the right that requires a ten foot drop to the steep slope below. Working left, the chutes become progressively more challenging. Watch for rocks.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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