Backcountry Skiing Utah Guide Book

by Tyson Bradley (Falcon Guides)
Backcountry Skiing Utah  by Tyson Bradley

288pp/topo maps/photos
ISBN: 9780762787548

Utah skiers claim to have "the greatest snow on earth," and this revised and updated edition guides readers to the best backcountry ski tours in the state. Backcountry expert Tyson Bradley takes skiers from the urban backcountry of the Wasatch Front to spectacular desert destinations in Zion and Bryce, with detailed maps and information on backcountry equipment, techniques, and safety. Ski Utah!

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Trails from the "Backcountry Skiing Utah" Guide Book
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... Preview: Although not as easy to reach as the terrain to the east or west, these drainages boast outstanding bowl, chute, and glade skiing with plenty of avalanche history. For the Butler Fork Trailhead, driv ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Salt Lake City, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 2.5-5 miles
... Preview: This area offers easy access to a wide variety of terrain and it’s always open from Grizzly Gulch Trailhead or Supreme or Sunnyside Lift in Albion Basin (so long as either lift is running). Partial-da ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Alta, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 0.5-8 miles
... Preview: Enjoy short, relatively safe tours in powdery glades and corn meadows, returning down the same canyon or dropping west into Mill D North’s eastern branches. Upper Beartrap is a good spot for early-sea ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Brighton, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This family resort offers quick and easy access to beginner through expert slopes on north through south aspects. From the summit of Beaver Mountain, 8,860 feet, your options are almost as limitless a ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Logan, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 2 miles or less
... Preview: These are major Wasatch summits, with often incredible skiing and amazing views. The avalanche danger is potentially high but can be mitigated, especially by enjoying the lower terrain southeast o ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Ogden, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding,Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 3.5-4 miles
... Preview: A dizzying mountain road is used to access friendly ski terrain north of Bountiful Peak and its north ridge. As of this writing, a winter closure has made access very long unless a snowmobile is used ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Ogden, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 2 or more miles
... Preview: An incredible ski peak standing quite alone between Little Cottonwood and American Fork Canyons. Cross-country skiing is possible near Tibble Fork Reservoir. Dry Creek is the most popular trailhead f ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Alpine, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 3.5-6 miles
... Preview: The Brighton backcountry offers fine ski touring from Hidden Canyon on the north, to Snake Creek on the south, to Brighton Lakes on the west. Most tours involve the use of lifts to gain access, an ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Salt Lake City, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Rising out of the suburbs to a height of 11,330 feet, the Salt Lake Twin Peaks are skiable on five aspects and preside over the incomparable, glacier-carved alpine ski paradise of aptly named Broads F ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Salt Lake City, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Friendly, rolling terrain with aspens and meadows. Safe access to Mount Naomi, the Logan area’s highest peak. From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Logan, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Following a one-hour drive from Salt Lake and a low-angle approach up a wide road with spectacular views of the Wasatch, you’ll find a well-appointed yurt and several skiable peaks. This is recommende ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Kamas, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: A spectacular ridge climb with incomparable views of Cache Valley and great skiing off “Cougar Mountain.” A rugged but efficient route exists to Cherry Peak with a descent via High Creek. Good hal ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Logan, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 2-6 miles
... Preview: Extremely accessible from Elk Meadows, this peak offers gentle to moderate glades and tree shots on the northwest. It’s a good area for powder tours in winter. From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Beaver, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Prominently visible from upper Lower Cottonwood Canyon (LCC), the 5,000-foot Coalpit Headwall is a highly coveted jewel of the Central Wasatch. The tour includes steep skiing, rope work, and a long, ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Sandy, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 3-5 miles
... Preview: Enjoy a short approach (especially from Moab) to this low-altitude, midwinter powder-oriented tour. Tree and meadow skiing with relatively low avalanche hazard is available here, possibly as a half-da ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Moab, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This is avalanche-prone but very accessible powder-skiing terrain that’s heavily utilized by tourers and heli-skiers alike. From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Salt Lake City, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 0.5-5 miles
... Preview: The highest summit in the Tushar Range is accessible from Tushar Mountain Tours’ Snorkeling Elk Yurt. The skiing is moderate on the west, north, and east but steeper on the south. This is one of the f ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Beaver, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 3-5 miles
... Preview: The crowning glory of Tooele Valley and the highest peak in the Stansbury Mountains is a surprisingly friendly ski peak. Well-protected glades offer fine powder skiing below, while classic couloirs be ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Grantsville, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 6-10 miles
... Preview: Enjoy quick access from Logan to an efficiently rising trail that takes you to either spectacular open shots off Logan Peak or protected tree and slide paths lower in the canyon. From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Logan, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Ophir, Utah, is similar to Ophir, Colorado: an old mining community set high in spectacular ski country. The difference? Utah’s Ophir is unknown. From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Utah"
Tooele, UT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 4