Each of the last two days, the family enjoyed a couple of Tree Chutes Staircase hikes. It is a very tough hike especially once you hit the ridgeline. Yesterday, as we stumbled through the rocks, we also got battered by the wind a bit. It was, however, all worth it. The skiing in the Tree Chutes was exceptional. Again, this is one of those Basin places that isn't for everyone. For those that like this kind of stuff, it is sweet. And we will do it again and again and again.