Broads Fork and Salt Lake Twin Peaks

Salt Lake City, Utah

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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 Fork. The upper terrain is almost entirely treeless, steep, and avalanche-prone. Its ruggedness and alpine feel make it a favorite of hardcore Utah ski mountaineers. Ascend the summer hiking trail from the S-turns as it contours west and switchbacks into Broads Fork and crosses the creek. From here skiers can often travel more efficiently by skinning through sparse woods on either side of the trail. After 2.1 miles and 2,100 feet, the terrain becomes treeless, and the acreage of skiable terrain is mind-boggling.
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Backcountry Skiing Utah

by Tyson Bradley (Falcon Guides)

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 Fork. The upper terrain is almost entirely treeless, steep, and avalanche-prone. Its ruggedness and alpine feel make it a favorite of hardcore Utah ski mountaineers.

Ascend the summer hiking trail from the S-turns as it contours west and switchbacks into Broads Fork and crosses the creek. From here skiers can often travel more efficiently by skinning through sparse woods on either side of the trail. After 2.1 miles and 2,100 feet, the terrain becomes treeless, and the acreage of skiable terrain is mind-boggling.

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Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 4.5
Elevation Gain: 5,130 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Trailhead Elevation: 6,200 feet
Top Elevation: 11,330 feet
Local Contacts: Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake Ranger District, (801) 943-1794 Utah Avalanche Center, (888) 999-4019, ext. 1; Dawn Patrol, ext. 8 Utah Mountain Adventures (ski guiding and avalanche education), (801) 550-3986 Wasatch Powderbird Guides, (801) 742-2800
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-minute Dromedary; Alpentech Wasatch Touring Map 1; Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Broads Fork and Salt Lake Twin Peaks

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Apr 2018