One of the longest, most varied, interesting and fun chutes in
the Wasatch, as well as being one of the biggest undertakings.
The initial 1,700 vertical feet is straight, lined with beautiful
rock, a consistent 40°, wide enough for a few independent
lines and overall some of the best chute skiing anywhere. You
then drop into a roller coaster of aprons, gullies, corkscrews
and dips & drops until the run eventually becomes an unskiable
creek bed. At this point traverse out to the skiers left
and begin some soul searching bushwhacking until you finally
stumble out onto the Little Cottonwood road. A short section
of rope is good insurance for lowering over and around obstacles.
The line starts right at the saddle between the two peaks that
form Twin Peaks (some mixed climbing may be necessary
to get there) and is easy to find. The run can be approached
either by going up Broads Fork on the Big Cottonwood side
(longer but safer), booting up Tanners and traversing over
(recommended) or going straight up the chute itself (shorter
and some bushwhacking).
Since it starts so close to the beginning of the canyon and isnt
easily seen from the Little Cottonwood road, Lisa Falls is seldom
shown on any of the ski touring maps. This combined with the
magnitude of the approach means that few people ever ski this
memorable line. You can get a great overall view of it from across
the canyon in either the Hogum or Maybird drainages.