Silver Fork Meadow Chutes

Solitude, Utah

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The Meadow Chutes is a general term for the east-facing slopes of the lower Silver Fork Canyon. The proximity of this backcountry terrain to Solitude Mountain Resort places it among the most popular spots for day tours, especially since the wide, powder-filled meadows are easy to salivate over from the Eagle Express and Honeycomb Return chairlifts. While the terrain may seem benign from a distance, fatal avalanches have occurred here, and it’s not uncommon to see huge crown-lines on the upper slopes. Steep rollovers closer to the canyon bottom also hold extreme avalanche danger. When the snowpack is questionable, tree skiing in the low-angle aspens is a good option.
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

by Jared Hargrave (The Mountaineers Books)

The Meadow Chutes is a general term for the east-facing slopes of the lower Silver Fork Canyon. The proximity of this backcountry terrain to Solitude Mountain Resort places it among the most popular spots for day tours, especially since the wide, powder-filled meadows are easy to salivate over from the Eagle Express and Honeycomb Return chairlifts. While the terrain may seem benign from a distance, fatal avalanches have occurred here, and it’s not uncommon to see huge crown-lines on the upper slopes. Steep rollovers closer to the canyon bottom also hold extreme
avalanche danger. When the snowpack is questionable, tree skiing in the low-angle aspens is a good option.

© 2015 Jared Hargrave/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Solitude
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 1,699 feet
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Winter
Trailhead Elevation: 8,000 feet
Top Elevation: 9,699 feet
Local Maps: USGS Park City West, Brighton, Dromedary Peak; Wasatch Backcountry Skiing; Alpentech Wasatch Touring 1
Driving Directions: Directions to Silver Fork Meadow Chutes

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