4 - Big Bang

The area between Lift Line and Mitchy Chutes is designated as Big Bang, although the exact boundaries elude me. A particularly steep and dense section on the upper skier's right has in the past featured lots of snags, stumps and branches hidden beneath the snow to add to the thrill. I always have always found it satisfying to just get out of there with my skin intact and my shorts clean, but as I write this in the fall of 2007, I can report that there was a lot of chain saw work in the Big Bang and Mitch Chutes area this summer which may make things more sane.

Farther to the skier's right things open up a lot into steep mogul run with a variety of stumps, trees and drops to keep the folks watching from the Timber Chair amused. Edging into Mitch Chutes territory things again start getting steeper and more congested.

2006-02-08

Big Bang from the Timber Chair. The top of Mitchy Chutes is in the low point at the upper left, but I have always been unclear just where it stops and Big Bang starts. Note that the trees in Mitchy Chute were thinned in the summer of 2008, so it is a bit more open than it appears here.

2006-04-06

The view down Big Bang with the White Pass load visible at the bottom.

Last modified on 2010-04-13
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