Chris Davenport’s Top 11 Ski Descents on Earth

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The Grand Teton. Credit: SnowBrains

Having skied all over the world, from the Lhotse face at 27,000′ in the shadow of Mt. Everest to his local Aspen Snowmass, CO resort, Chris Davenport is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to where are the best ski destinations in the world.

In a recent newspaper column, he was asked what his top ski descents on earth were. These were his selections (in no particular order):

The East Face of the Matterhorn, Switzerland

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The 14,692-foot Matterhorn is a serious mountain

The East Face of Pyramid Peak, CO

pyramid peak, colorado
Pyramid Peak. Colorado’s hardest 14er? Credit: unofficialnomad

The Messner Couloir, Denali

messier couloir, Denali,
Messner Couloir, Denali. Credit: Mountain Project

The Grand Teton, WY

The Grand Teton. image: snowbrains

The West Face of the Eiger, Switzerland

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Eiger, Switzerland. Credit: Wikipedia

The East Ridge of Baruntse, Himalayas

Baruntse, Himalayas
Baruntse, Himalayas. Credit: FriendsAdventure

The Super C Couloir in Portillo, Chile

Chris Davenport ascending the Super C Couloir, Portillo, Chile. Credit: lugaresdenieve.com

The East Face of Capitol Peak, CO

Capitol Peak, CO. Credit: Summit Post

The Mountaineer’s Route on Mount Whitney, CA

Mount Whitney, CA

The North Face of Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France

Mont Blanc, France, Italy, Chamonix, Alps, Highest peak in Europe
Mont Blanc, Alps. Credit: summitpost.org

The Sphinx in Antarctica

Working for some steep turns in Antarctica.
Working for some steep turns in Antarctica. Credit SnowBrains

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