Before getting to the chutes that require a 10ft+ drop there are a number of relatively wide channels that most advanced skiers can navigate.

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Description

After passing the open terrain of the "Upper Cirque" there are a number of channels that accumulate deep snow.

The channels are about 15-30ft wide with highly visible exposed rocks on either side.

If you're looking to ride a chute but aren't ready for the prime time Death Chute/Forbidden Zone, this is the place to be.

Traverse across the upper cirque area and right before you make it to the trees that rest above the more gnarly chutes, you can drop down.

Make sure you communicate with your partner as the walls of the channels hide you from most other terrain.