Lake Desolation Area

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Lake Desolation is surrounded by quality backcountry skiing, from south-facing open glades to tree skiing on north and east aspects. The area draws all kinds of backcountry types—from weathered telemarkers out for a long tour to modern twin-tippers barreling down from Park City Mountain Resort (in what used to be Canyons Resort) next door. They all come to this tiny lake nestled in a box canyon deep in the Wasatch Mountains to farm powder that is well protected from wind and sun. Getting to Lake Desolation can be either hard or easy, depending on where you’re coming from. If you have a pass to Park City Mountain Resort, a descent into the Lake Desolation backcountry is as easy as riding the 9990 chairlift and skiing down the short, west-facing slopes to the lake at 9200 feet.
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

by Jared Hargrave (The Mountaineers Books)

Lake Desolation is surrounded by quality backcountry skiing, from south-facing open glades to tree skiing on north and east aspects. The area draws all kinds of backcountry types—from weathered telemarkers out for a long tour to modern twin-tippers barreling down from Park City Mountain Resort (in what used to be Canyons Resort) next door. They all come to this tiny lake nestled in a box canyon deep in the Wasatch Mountains to farm powder that is well protected from wind and sun. Getting to Lake Desolation can be either hard or easy, depending on where you’re coming from. If you have a pass to Park City Mountain Resort, a descent into the Lake Desolation backcountry is as easy as riding the 9990 chairlift and skiing down the short, west-facing slopes to the lake at 9200 feet.

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

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 2,490 feet
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Winter
Trailhead Elevation: 7,500 feet
Top Elevation: 9,990 feet
Additional Use: Camping
Local Maps: USGS Mount Aire; Wasatch Backcountry Skiing; Alpentech Wasatch Touring 1
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Desolation Area

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