Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
A moderately steep couloir with easy access from the Little Cottonwood road.
Need to Know
If avalanche danger is elevated, you don't want to be here as you'll be exposed to hazards from above almost as soon as you leave the road.
Skin up the path of least resistance to the base of the Suicide Chute. Find an obvious, sheltered bench at the base of the chute to shuck the skins and boot the rest of the way to a topout col on the south ridge of Superior.
Although the line is east facing, the southern walls are high & tight enough that you might still find soft snow in the chute during a dry spell.
Slope angles seldom exceed 40'. If the snowpack is stable and soft enough, this a quick, moderate outing.
The Suicide Chute could also be skied as a linkup after skiing other lines on this beautiful mountain.
Lou Dawson gave this run a D7 difficulty rating ( loudawson.com/rating-ski-de…
Shared By: Jason Smith
by Jacob Winey