Any Bears have information on how these compare in difficulty? Especially from personal exprience. I am looking for info on steepness and difficulty of dropping in. Info on length and width would be interesting also. Baldy Chutes are well within my skill level, so could I ski the Big Couloir?
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I've skied Alta Zero and the Big Coulier. Alta Zero is narrower and probably a bit steeper. It is also at least 1/2 the vertical feet, if not less. Big Coulier is wider and technically easier to ski but due to how long it is and the intiminating dogleg in the middle it is more psychologically challenging.
I did some research. They list Alta Zero as having a pitch in the 50s (as in degrees) while the Big Coulier is in the mid 40s. Alta Zero is 500 vertical feet, while the Big Coulier is 1200 to 1400 depending on where you mark its end.
Edited by Rio - 2/20/2009 at 11:54 pm