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North Chutes/Skullbite area

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0.3 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -514' -157 m
High: 12,217' 3,724 m
Low: 11,703' 3,567 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 38% (21°)
Max Slope: 54% (28°)
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A longer line with great turns.

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Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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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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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
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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