Analysing terrain data
Expert hike-to terrain accessed from the top of the challenger and headwaters lifts.
Series of generally north facing chutes oriented E/W along the ridge.
Chutes are transected ~1/3 to 1/2 of the way down by a less-erosive rock formation known as “the buttress”, where the chutes typically become very narrow and navigation can become difficult.
Terrain here characterized by numerous unmarked hazards, extremely steep terrain, variable snow conditions, and large cliffs (and that’s just the hike!).
Know where you’re going! 1st chute.
Enter past the sign.
Requires a downclimb.
You will ski to the right of a bomb tram and then it’s a steep, direct fall line shot to Stillwater road.
Patch of trees on left ½ way down affords a resting point.