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Hypothenar Chute

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Another must-do if you're looking to ski the West Face of the Sandias.


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9,630' 2,935 m

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9,400' 2,865 m

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Up

229' 70 m

Down

30%

Avg Slope (17°)

34%

Max Slope (19°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

Really fun to run this.

Need to Know

There's a paid parking area at the Crest. You can get a Sandia Annual Pass, or use a Golden Eagle Pass. Don't want to pay? Park at the last switchback or near the pullout a quarter mile before the paid lot.

Description

Approach as for Thenar Chute and do this one first. Set some long tracks going up, or boot up if the conditions allow. You should recognize Donald Duck and the Fire Hydrant on your left as you approach going down the La Luz.

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james marc beverly

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West Face of the Sandias—Skiing Bliss
Feb 24, 2020 near Sandia…, NM
TELEMONDER !
Feb 24, 2020 near Sandia…, NM
Approach line for La Luz lines, Thenar Chute, Hypothenar Chute, and Final Cut Chute
Feb 25, 2020 near Sandia…, NM

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