Lucky Shot Chutes

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A steep hidden glade

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
421 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
200 m
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
39˚
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Description

A steep hidden glade, Lucky Shot Chutes offers a nice alternative to the third face of Lucky Shot. There are two chutes, each one steepest at the top. Enter at the top of the knoll beyond Little Portillo. The chute on the right offers an open run to the bottom of Bear Pits. Exit via the cat track above the creek. The left chute turns into a glade. It is possible to exit through the trees on the left to hit the lower part of Lucky Shot.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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