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Report from January 10, 2021
Main Chute on 11,068′ Mt. Baldy opened for the 1st time this season today—thank you Alta Ski Patrol.
Before that happened, we skied a run on High Rustler and it was phenomenally fun.
Smooth shaved ice chalk covered most of the run and the moguls were minimal.
The run was about as flat as I’ve ever seen it without fresh snow.
It was our first Hi-Boy of the season and it was a doozy.
After Hi-Boy we noticed people at the top of Main Chute on Mt. Baldy and ran up there.
The sun on the hike was hot making the breeze at the top very welcome.
We stumbled down the shale to the top of Main Chute and we were ecstatic at what we saw.
The chute was well filled in, smooth enough, and still chowdery.
We waited for the previous skier to clear the chute then skied it as hard as fast as we could.
The chute skied incredibly well and was downright fun.
Main Chute is a world-class couloir.
We skied Main Chute twice in November 2020 before Alta closed to uphill traffic and it was great to get to ski again but this time with a lot more snow and without hitting a single rock 🙂
- 11/12/2020 – Alta, UT Report: Deep Dry Powder in Main Chute & I Only Hit 12 Rocks
Oh, another favorite run today was right under the Collins Chair.