Friday, August 19, 2016

March 3, 2016: Suicide Chute

This was a really fun tour that started at Her Lady of the Snows in Alta. From there we went up the Pole Line trail to Cardiff Pass and then west on the ridge line till Little Superior. Little Superior was our first ski of the day and a great one at that. This was my first time doing Little Superior (I passed it a million times but never stopped), and that was much more of a treat than expected! It is a total playground with chokes that feel like mini-couloirs, twists and turns, bumps and more. I won't ever understimate the fun-factor of this line ever again! Before hitting the bottom you take a sharp right (west) and if you play it right, that will take you to the very bottom of Suicide Chute. You'll be able to skin for a bit and then pretty soon it'll be time to transition into crampon and ice axe or whippet. Here are the pictures (click to enlarge):
Mt Superior with Suicide Chute visible at center right of the picture.

The Pfeif in all its majesty!

View from the top of Suicide Chute with LCC road in the distance.

Here is the refreshing alternative we chose not to pick: Homicide Chute,
this one is a westen aspect while Suicide is and eastern aspect.

Yours truly slowly making it up.

Yours truly making it down.

Mike making it down.
What the line looks like where you take the
"sharp west" from Little Superior.

If this is not the best playground in America, I don't know what is!

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