Receiver Chute

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A narrow, steep couloir on the north side of the King.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
303 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
150 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
41˚
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Description

This narrow, steep couloir on the north side of the King offers a challenging, albeit short, run for experts. While this chute starts wide, it narrows down quickly between opposing rock buttresses. Often overlooked as it curves to the left out of view, this run is a classic Avalanche Basin chute. Bordered on either side by a rocky buttress on the left and a snowy buttress on the right, this couloir is wide enough to make turns, but narrow enough to require good technique. Connect with a short traverse to Damn Fine Forest for a total of 800 vertical.

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.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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