Fun steep chute that bypasses the choke of NW Passage

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Description

This is a great way to not have to ski the air/choke crux of Northwest Passage.

It is usually controlled by patrollers.

After about ~150 feet into NW, look left for a large rock cleft to skier's left.

This is the entrance to spicy palapa.

A short, exposed traverse brings you into a steep chute.

Be careful here as botching a turn/hop would send you down some rocks lower in the chute.

Once into the main gut, ~50 feet down the chute, it gets tight and steep before a possible rocky exit.

Either bunny hop these rocks with some speed knowing that you may have a large collision with a skier going down NW or sideslip them if you want some ski damage.

If you are lucky and it's a good year or later in the ski season, these rocks may be covered.

This will deposit you ~30 feet below the outer limits traverse.

Enjoy your (pow?) turns in the apron of NW finally being able to open up!