North Chutes is a short intermediate run leading to Creek Trail. Facing south, it catches the full afternoon sun, and the snow here
ages more rapidly that most other places at Loveland Basin. Sun-crust conditions can occur on North Chutes even during the winter,
a real rarity at Loveland's high elevation. A plus of this south exposure, however, is that it will soften faster than other areas
during spring skiing.
Except during exceptionally deep snow years, a few scrub willows poke throught the snow in various spots on North Chutes