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Teddy Bear Chute

Crystal Mountain

A steep, narrow couloir for experts only.

Freeride Skiing Severe

305 m
0 m
147 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
1.9 km
Teddy Bear Chute Map

Teddy Bear Chute is a steep, narrow couloir for experts only. Horseshoe Cliffs is a broad rock band sliced through with short couloirs that open to an apron below. The chutes get progressively more difficult to skiers right. Teddy Bear is more challenging than Paradise Chutes and easier than Foreign Exchange. Enter Gate 6 of Northway and traverse to the right along the top of the cliff. Teddy Bear Chute is the first low spot past a rocky buttress where a cable used for avalanche control is attached to a tree. The less-than-ski-width wide entrance can be intimidating, and this move is the crux of the run. Drop through the five foot wide opening and straight-line for a short, ten foot stretch. Once through this rocky funnel at the top, the run opens up to a steep face. Work through some tree and rock bands below this stretch to another open apron below. The most straightforward line here is to work right as the slanting rock band pushes you that way. It is also possible to stay left for a more challenging option over a few small cliffs. Follow Otto Bahn back to the bottom of Northway Chair.



Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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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