Once is Enough

Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Hole

Steep, steep, steep!

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
547 m
Ascent
4 m
Descent
230 m
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
59˚
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Description

Once is Enough is a real gemstone. This highly technical chute is accessed via the Cardiac Ridge Traverse. Ascend the traverse just past the entrance to Four Shadows and then head south, contouring below the summit. You’ll run into the southern ridge of Cody Peak a couple hundred feet to the south and at that point, look for the entrance to Once is Enough by looking for the only possible ski run! From the middle of the bowled entrance, scope your way into the run. There is a bolted anchor at this point, so it’s possible to give yourself some added protection from a fall or a rappel into the line. However, the most typical entrance is the skier’s lefthand side, which is less steep and less exposed. The skier’s right side, or the “hollywood” entrance should be entertained by true experts only. The chute is consistently steep the entire way, it requires a confident skier or snowboarder, otherwise it’s best to head back to the north side of Cody Peak by retracing your steps.

The chute opens up into No Name Bowl. While it is possible to link up with No Name Face by cutting onto the traverse just below the cliff wall’s end, it’s more fun to carry your speed into the open bowl below! Watch out for skiers traversing below you, and exit the basin below on the skier’s righthand side, traversing towards the top of Pinedale Canyon. Do not drop in fall line from the basin, there's a large cliff band below!

Difficulty

Extreme

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.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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