Monti Vista Chute

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Monti Vista Chute

Submitted By: Y.C. on May 04, 2011

Administrator: Y.C.

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Route Type:
Descent Difficulty:
Season:
Ascent Type
- Skin Track: Easy
- Bootpack:
- Mountaineering:
Starting Elevation: 11500 ft.
Elevation Gain: 800 ft.
High Point: 12356 ft.
Max Slope Angle: 38o°

Approach

Get to the ski resort and ride the lift.  This is a south facing line so if it has enough snow with low avalanche risk the ski area will be open.   Hike to the summit of Agassiz following the ridge to the east.  This can be bootpacked or skinned, bootpacking would be easier if there is no fresh snow.

Equipment Needs

Backcountry Permit, Map, Avalanche Gear and strong legs (this is a long run).

Descent

From the top of Agassiz the line descends to down the high alpine ridge to the east.  Just short of the saddle it descends to the skiers right towards the south and town.  This route then followes the avalanche path and drainage for long beautiful run.  At the bottom you begin meandering right towards the Leroux fire scar.  Once you hit Freidlein Prairie Road this is the end of the run and you follow the road to skiers right back to snowbowl road. This is a long run, make sure you carry a map.  It flattens out at the end and you would like to get back to snowbowl road so you can get a ride back up to the ski area.  Please also be advised that this is the ski run where the only Arizona avalanche fatality occured, be smart.

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