Short Swing

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Short Swing in Big Cottonwood Canyon is an ideal spot for a short tour if you can’t ski all day long. It consists of the entire ridgeline on the east side of lower Mill D North Fork. The ridge is composed of mini peaks that feature all kinds of ski terrain, such as steep, pine-covered aspects; sunny, east-facing back bowls; and west-facing, perfectly spaced aspen groves that spill down to Mill D for more than a thousand feet. Along with being a convenient spot to bang out a quick tour, it’s also a popular area during high-avalanche-danger days as many low-angle, tree-anchored shots can be found here.
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

by Jared Hargrave (The Mountaineers Books)

Short Swing in Big Cottonwood Canyon is an ideal spot for a short tour if you can’t ski all day long. It consists of the entire ridgeline on the east side of lower Mill D North Fork. The ridge is composed of mini peaks that feature all kinds of ski terrain, such as steep, pine-covered aspects; sunny, east-facing back bowls; and west-facing, perfectly spaced aspen groves that spill down to Mill D for more than a thousand feet. Along with being a convenient spot to bang out a quick tour, it’s also a popular area during high-avalanche-danger days as many low-angle, tree-anchored shots can be found here.

© 2015 Jared Hargrave/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 1,769 feet
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Winter
Trailhead Elevation: 7,500 feet
Top Elevation: 9,269 feet
Additional Use: Camping
Local Maps: USGS Mount Aire, Park City West; Wasatch Backcountry Skiing; Alpentech Wasatch Touring 1
Driving Directions: Directions to Short Swing

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