Spock Chutes

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The Spock Chutes are incredibly difficult, technical, steep and dangerous. They face North, and have a high risk of avalanche danger. They are known to form deadly wind slabs, which you may not discover until you're in the middle of the chute suddenly triggering an avalanche. If you successfully ski them, you'll end up in Granite Canyon, with a fairly long exit back to the resort. Neither chute should be taken lightly. They are basically a big zone of cliff bands that may or may not be filled in, and when they are filled in, the way down is not always obvious (and if you go wrong you might be going off cliffs). Going in the skiable trees next to the chutes won't make it any safer; you'll either be dumped back into the chute or surprised by huge cliffs. Never drop into a zone in the backcountry when other people are still in it down below you. If you see fresh tracks going in, you should wait or choose another objective.

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Guide Books

Jackson Hole Ski Atlas, Edition III by Angus M. Thuermer

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Jackson Part II A CHUTE AND SPOCK by Lars Mars: 03/15/2011

Granite Canyon Pow Fest March 2011 by Conor Cook: 03/06/2011

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