Originally Posted by freeskinow
That doesn' look anything like pic 2 in post 52. Pic 2 does not have anywhere near the drop shown here.
In picture 2 where the skis are over the edge looking down, what is the distance of the drop in?
No question, a wild ride - and a good way to get hurt. Doesn't look as steep but looks hairry for sure.
Depth perception is scewed in this photo.
The line is Kiwi Flat. It's been miscalled Star Chute by many and is even called so in some publications. But hardcore Mammoth locals (I'm not one) will chastise anyone who calls Kiwi Flat, Star Chute. Star Chute is not visible from the bottom. It is only visible from Chair 12.
It is about an 8' drop to in Pic 1. Depending on time of year and snow conditons. Last year, in May, several people straightlined the entire thing without having to get any air a the entrance.
Pic 2 was taken where the little triangle bit of sunlight is - the little bit of sunlight on the right edge of this photo.
Looking straight down. You basically either jump in from the top, or where the above pic was taken is a 6' drop to a pocket, or edge into this upper slope, hop the rocks to the pocket below and then ski down. The entrance is the hardest part - well the exit can be difficult too. Here's a pic from right below the entrance looking back up. A differnt time of year though, so there's not as much snow on the entrance rocks.
Pic 1 of my original thread is the narrow chute in this photo:
The line threads down between the rocks that jut the furthest down hill, center of frame.