Northern Chutes, Healy 1Massive Range
- CanadaBanff National Park
For information to access the starting point for Northern Chutes, on Healy 1, please see the Lost Horse Creek ski zone page.
Under the often large cornice on the north aspect of Healy 1 you will find a number of rocky chutes. The snow here can be slightly different than the North Bowl run to the skier's right and getting caught in even a small avalanche here can have serious outcomes.Ski Line Info: [?]
Max Elevation: 2425m
Min Elevation: 2300m
Vertical Relief: 125m
Distance: 0.30kmSki Line Access Info: [?]
Vertical Gain: 200mSki Zone Access Info: [?]
Ski Zone: Lost Horse Creek
Vertical Gain: 525km
Vertical Loss: 100kmCombined Access Info: [?]
Vertical Gain: 725m
Vertical Loss: 100mMap Info: 82 O/4
From camp head south-east for about 1.5kms below Healy 1 and 2 peaks where you will find a slightly benched ridge to the climber's left of the bowl feature. Skin up the ridge and onward to the summit. From the summit you have a few options to get into the chutes. You can down ski the very steep convex roll beside the cornice, you can traverse from further skier's right into the area or you can cut an big chuck of cornice off for direct access. Do not underestimate the size of these cornices if you decide to gain direct access.