Wasatch
Backcountry
skiing

As local Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Guides, we choose to call the Wasatch Mountains our home for good reason – we have the greatest snow on earth with easy access to unrivaled backcountry skiing. And with an average annual snowfall of over 500 inches, we can almost guarantee a phenomenal day of skiing.

 

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Why Wasatch?

EASY ACCESS

Less than 30 minutes from the Salt Lake City airport, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons serve up world-class backcountry skiing. There is literally no approach to most of our skiing, once we clip into our bindings we skin uphill. Every foot of elevation we gain climbing up is enjoyed with great turns on the way back down.

VARIETY OF SKI TERRAIN

The Wasatch Mountains provide have the option of using lifts to access the backcountry. Snowbird and Alta sit at the top of Little Cottonwood canyon and Brighton and Solitude at the top of Big Cottonwood canyon. Having these major ski areas adjacent to great backcountry skiing terrain can open up some interesting options for those with lift passes. Plus, trail heads in both canyons provide unbeatable access to just about anything a backcountry skier could want or need… More than most could ski in a lifetime!​

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Backcountry

Skiing
$ 400 Starting Rate per Person
POPULAR

Level 1

Avalanche Course
$ 495 Starting Rate per Person

Backcountry Ski

Moutaineering
$ 400 Starting Rate per Person
  • MOUNTAINEERING

Cottonwood Canyons

BI-CANYON TOURS

Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons are both major roads that run parallel to one another in an east west direction, split by a prominent ridgeline. This geography makes it possible to use public transportation to do bi-canyon tours. These bi-canyon tours let us see lot’s of terrain, ski more down hill than we climb up, and ski all slopes with northern aspects. These are fun diverse ski tours with vast options for all types of skiers.

BIG COTTONWOOD

The compact mountain range offers a a huge variety of ski terrain for backcountry skiers. From Big Cottonwood canyon to the Park City ridge line is full of mellow glades suitable for newer and intermediate backcountry skiers as well as providing safe terrain on high avi days. “Big” as it’s often referred to, is not all mellow Glades though, it also offers big objectives like Mount Raymond and technical descents like the Whipple couloir and more.

LITTLE COTTONWOOD

Little Cottonwood, in general is bigger, steeper more rugged terrain. “Little” is where we find lots of our ski mountaineering terrain. Peaks like the Pfeifferhorn and Mount Superior, as well as big lines like the Hypodermic Needle and the Coal Pit head wall. We could go on and on, but the point is, there is something for everyone. The Wasatch is truly a Backcountry skiing mecca.

Experience The Wasatch Mountains

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Services

Backcountry

Skiing
$ 400 Starting Rate per Person
POPULAR

Level 1

Avalanche Course
$ 495 Starting Rate per Person

Ski

Moutaineering
$ 400 Starting Rate per Person
  • MOUNTAINEERING

YOUR TEAM

We specialize in designing custom and private trips, perfect for you or a group. Our team of highly experienced, certified, professional guides will teach you the skills, and lead you there and safely home.