ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -328' -100 m
High: 11,563' 3,524 m
Low: 11,234' 3,424 m
GradeAvg Slope: 31% (17°)
Max Slope: 38% (21°)
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“A narrow chute with an easier entrance and two ski and a half width cruxes.”— Powder Project Staff
After passing through the gate just past "Saint Bernard" to the Thunderbird area of West Basin, a sign denotes the start for Elevator. Drop in on easier terrain with a few trees for a couple turns until the run begins to steepen and get tighter. The crux is a 15 foot section that is 1.5 ski lengths wide. Below this it opens up into wider terrain, with one more tight section at the bottom with a rock wall to your left.
If you are a great skier there are a few smaller cliffs on the left that drop into the run, or go straight off the huge cliff ~40 feet at the base. This has been done during the Xtreme competitions, but it is big and has a tricky landing with some trees thrown in.
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