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North Y Chute

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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -281' -86 m
High: 12,112' 3,692 m
Low: 11,831' 3,606 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 50% (27°)
Max Slope: 125% (51°)
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A nice wide line with consistent pitch and gorgeous views of A-Basin.

Rachel Vecchitto
Type: In Bounds (completely inside ski area boundary)

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The North Y Chute requires a bit more hiking than many of the lines on the East Wall at A-Basin, so it's usually skiing a bit better and is definitely less crowded than the lines off the North Pole Gate.

The approach up the 7th Tree Chute Staircase is the hard part of this line. Once you're on top, there's not much to do but enjoy the descent down a wide, consistently steep pitch with spectacular views of A-Basin. Make sure to hang a little bit to the left at the bottom if you want to be able to make it back to the Lenawee chair.

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Experience gorgeous views of A-Basin from the top of the North Y Chute.
May 10, 2017 near Keystone, CO
Once you get above the scree, another obvious staircase takes you up to the entrance to the Y Chutes. Cut right about 3/4 of the way up the photo where the tongue of snow makes it most of the way across the rocks.
Mar 8, 2017 near Keystone, CO
View of North Y Chute (red) and the 7th Tree Chute Staircase (blue) from the top of the Pali lift.
Mar 8, 2017 near Keystone, CO

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