Alta, UT Conditions Report: One Run in Legendary Main Chute

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Looking down Main Chute today on the Scott Scrapper 105s. image: snowbrains

Report from January 3rd, 2019

I ran up 11,000′ Mt. Baldy at Alta Ski Area, UT from the Snowbird side today at about noon.

I clicked in and skied to top of “Main Chute” and into a party atmosphere.

People were happy.

About to drop Main Chute. image: snowbrains

People were laughing.

The sun was shining.

The wind wasn’t blowing.

Main Chute Party. image: snowbrains

The temps were comfortable.

I waited my turn then dropped into fun, chalky, chowdery snow.

People were ripping around, taking photos, smiling, hooting – all in this massive chute.

Main Chute. image: snowbrains

Main Chute is a little world unto its own.

Thanks, Alta patrol for opening this special world.


image: alta


image: noaa


Main Chute. image: snowbrains
Salt Lake Valley. image: snowbrains
Alta, UT. image: snowbrains
Main Chute. image: snowbrains


Related Articles

2 thoughts on “Alta, UT Conditions Report: One Run in Legendary Main Chute

  1. Miles,

    My family and I were at Alta at the same time.
    Could not agree with you more; the conditions were spectacular!
    We stayed inbounds but still had a phenomenal time.
    Glad you did too!


    1. Darius, so stoked you had a blast that day. We really did as well. Too fun! Thanks much for the fun message.

Got an opinion? Let us know...