Losing a ski sucks. And it sucks even more when you do so on a 50-60 degree sustained slope that jettisons your ski to the bottom of your 2,000 foot run. Las Lenas is notorious for it’s sharky terrain and long lines, and we all know sharks like to eat skis. Well it just so happens that when it’s steep, the sharks also like to toss the skis all the way to the bottom of your line. Such sharky shenanigans was the case in Banana Chute, a long steep couloir that’s a relatively quick 40 minute boot pack from the top of the Marte.
Disclaimer: by employing the term “extreme” terrain we are referring to runs in which a fall would quite certainly result in bodily changing injuries with months of ensuing rehab. In no way, shape, or form do we claim “Extreme” in this instance to be on par with the Euro’s of Chamonix and surrounding areas in which a fall means certain death a thousand times over.
- Pink skies at night…skiers delight?