Baldy Bowl Chutes
The Baldy Bowl Chutes are the obvious skiing routes on the south facing slope of Mount Baldy, above the well-known South Bowl. After heavy storms in the winter, many or all of the chutes may become filled in enough to be skiable. These have been skied regularly (some more than others) for at least the last 80 years, and the recognized names of the chutes were bestowed by their first descenders (some controversies have ensued of course). These are summarized in a photograph hanging in the San Antonio Ski Hut. If viewed from the south, the chutes are L-R: Dostie's Dare, The (main) Dare, Once Is Enough, Shit Chute (aka Hourglass Chute), Girlyman Chute, Hershey's Highway, Figure 11 Chute, Employee Entrance, Zen Chute, Jusayno Couloir, Zeke's Chute, Procrastination Chute, and Schitzo Alley.
Named for renowned southern Californian skier, Craig Dostie. He is the former publisher of Couloir Magazine and self-proclaimed inventor of the phrase "Earn Your Turns." His backcountry skiing blog can be found here.
This very obvious chute on the "looker's" left-most side of the bowl is often skiable between late January to early April.
Once Is Enough
Shit Chute (aka Hourglass Chute)
Figure 11 Chute
See Hamik's report and photos of the Baldy Bowl Ski Trip 2010.
This is the widest, most obvious chute and is the most common chute for ski descents. Coverage is often quite good.
Has anyone ever witnessed enough snow in the bowl to make this fathomable?
Check out this cool video posted on vimeo!