Waldo is a fun little well defined E facing couloir that's tricky to find, but worth the effort.

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Difficult

Description

The Waldo Chute is named from the "Where's Waldo" Character because the run is hard to find, and is sometimes confused with the Whipple Couloir.

To access the Waldo, park at the S curve in Big Cottonwood Canyon at mile marker 4.3.

From here walk up the road and onto the trail to the N of the road.

There is a summer trail that heads up away from the road and into a thick canyon.

The summer trail will disappear, but keep thrashing your way up the canyon keeping an eye on the left side for an open slope that you'll start skinning up.

It doesn't look like much, but persevere as it will open up and you'll enter the chute.

It's a short, but fun and unique run for the Wasatch.

It has a wide chute with a friendly pitch for skiing, and some fun features to pop off too.

The chute dumps into a tight tree and brush filled canyon with a creek running through it.

In lower snow years it can be treacherous to ski out, and best to avoid.

It can be easier to walk out of once you hit the summer trail.