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North Chutes/Skullbite area

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.7 (3) SKI LINE

A longer line with great turns.


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Ski Line

12,217' 3,724 m

High

11,703' 3,567 m

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Up

514' 157 m

Down

38%

Avg Slope (21°)

54%

Max Slope (28°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Watch out for the big cornice that hangs over the Skullbite area.

Description

Skin up the Mainline approach along the continental ridge, climbing towards Mt. Russell (30-45mins). Skin passed the large cornice towards Mt. Russell's North Chute area and drop in skiers right of the North Chute.

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  3.7 from 3 votes

#21

in Berthoud Pass

#450

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#21

in Berthoud Pass

#148

in Colorado

#450

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Looking back up Skullbite area. The North chutes of Mt. Russell can be seen to the right.
Mar 5, 2015 near Winter…, CO
Can't complain about the view.
Mar 11, 2015 near Winter…, CO
***Photo taken from top of "Current Creek Approach" (Top of the "Perfect Trees", and "Tea Cup" decents) looking Southwest.***
Mar 10, 2020 near Winter…, CO
Looking northeast towards Tea Cup Bowl and highway 40 - on the north side of Berthoud Pass.
Mar 5, 2015 near Winter…, CO
May 2015 North Chute on Russell
Jan 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Dropping the North Chute on Russell
Mar 16, 2018 near Winter…, CO

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