Series of 6 chutes (H1 - H6) that vary dramatically in difficulty

Statistics

656

m

837

m

44

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

The Hemlock Chutes (H Chutes) area is pretty much the last zone that you're recommended to hike out to in Copper's adjacent Jacque Peak Backcountry zone.

These chutes vary significantly in difficulty.

The 3 chutes furthest skiers' left chutes are short but a lot of fun.

They simply require a cornice drop-in and a little bit of rock avoidance towards the bottom half before merging with the massive bowl.

The 3 chutes furthest skiers' right get progressively more challenging.

The farthest chute skiers' right can be classified as extreme as it requires a mandatory straight-line or corniced-cliff drop depending on conditions.

Although, all of these chutes share the quality of being quite short, making them a lot less challenging than you'd expect.

Once you finish, merge onto the adjacent Farside run and follow a long traverse back