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Alf's High Rustler

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0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -732' -223 m
High: 9,723' 2,964 m
Low: 8,992' 2,741 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 57% (30°)
Max Slope: 61% (32°)
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Avalanche risk for Nov 26, 2017: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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Leap off a small cliff onto one of the longest and concurrently steepest runs in the U.S.

Adam White
Type: In Bounds (completely inside ski area boundary)
Closed often during avalanche danger or low snow conditions due to the need for jumping off small cliff/rock to dive into the chute.

Need to Know

Take Collins at Alta and follow the High Traverse to the top of the run. Depending on snow, getting there can be half the "fun". Expect big whoop-de-doos, exposed rock, and some tricky spots.

Description

Unbelievable powder when accessible on powder days down a LONG, STEEP 'n DEEP, legendary run. Superb bumps a few days after a storm. Outstanding sight lines and view of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Alf's High Rustler ranks among the top ten best and concurrently long runs in the United States. It is truly a legend... perhaps the beating heart of Alta.

History & Background

Named after Alf Engen, famous ski jumper and one of the original pillars of Alta.

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Feb 23, 2019
Curtis Evans
Awesome run top to bottom
Feb 1, 2017
JosieMessersmith
Dec 30, 2016
Kate McDermott
Apr 20, 2016
Mitchell Creelman
Did it in corn season during the highboy party, great drunken closing day run
Dec 29, 2015
David Abbott

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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Near the top of Alf's High Rustler
Feb 26, 2019 near Alta, UT
Alf's High Rustler from top to bottom.
Apr 15, 2015 near Alta, UT

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