Depending upon snow conditions, there are a variety of steep chutes along the cirque between Alta Proper and Winter Alta in Sequoia National Park.  From the Pear Lake Ski Hut, head east and around the Matterhorn until you have gained the ridge below the upper Skier’s Alta Bowl (Peak 11,328).  Then head southwest above the cliffs that sit at the south end of Pear Lake.  Traverse this bowl until you are just below the summit of Alta Peak.  There you will find an obvious and skinable west-facing obvious ramp which leads to the ridgeline between Alta Peak and Skiers Alta.  From there, you can ski a number of excellent chutes back down towards Pear Lake.

Route up in Red; various descents in Green
Route up in Red; various descents in Green

 

Ramp on on right; chute in middle
Ramp on on right; chute in middle and left
Various Chutes from ridge
Various Chutes from ridge

 

Climbing back up to ridge for another lap
Climbing back up to ridge for another lap

 

Various chutes from ridge
Various chutes from ridge

 

Various chutes from ridge
Various chutes from ridge

 

Various chutes from ridge
Various chutes from ridge

 

Various chutes from ridge
Various chutes from ridge