Top Gun Couloir
ElevationAscent: 14' 4 m
Descent: -848' -259 m
High: 13,653' 4,162 m
Low: 12,819' 3,907 m
GradeAvg Slope: 18% (10°)
Max Slope: 108% (47°)
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“No fall Zone! Starts steep then narrows - expect runners, short but sweet!”— Joshua Berland
Once in the chute, this top section will begin at about 10m wide and be the steepest skiing. Here's your chance to make two quick turns before the chute narrows. Halfway down at about 100m, the chute reaches its first choke and the runnel deepens. Only carefully timed jump turns here as there is only about 3m of room. Be careful of the runnel!
After the middle section the chute briefly widens to about 5m before splitting around a rock island where it then continually widens to skier's left. Stay skier's right just below the last section of rocks to give you a safe spot to watch your partner's descent.
Both down, you can now enjoy some quick open turns before traversing along the south side of summit lake. Once back to the road, it's just a quick walk to the parking lot and your vehicle.
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Local Club: American Alpine Club