Cardiff Pass

Alta, Utah

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Backcountry skiers derisively call the Central Wasatch “Wasangeles,” and for good reason. The range’s proximity to the Salt Lake metropolis humming in the valley below means skiers and riders are crawling all over the place. Nowhere is this better illustrated than at Cardiff Pass. Located just above the Town of Alta, Cardiff (also known as Pole Line Pass, thanks to the powerline strung above) can feel like an LA traffic jam on the skin track, especially the morning after a storm. While Cardiff Pass is the main ascent route for the expert-only tours on Cardiac Ridge, Mount Superior, and Flagstaff Mountain, this tour describes the beginner-friendly ski and snowboard routes in the area, which is a great place for first-timers to learn the finer aspects of skinning technique.
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

by Jared Hargrave (The Mountaineers Books)

Backcountry skiers derisively call the Central Wasatch “Wasangeles,” and for good reason. The range’s proximity to the Salt Lake metropolis humming in the valley below means skiers and riders are crawling all over the place. Nowhere is this better illustrated than at Cardiff Pass. Located just above the Town of Alta, Cardiff (also known as Pole Line Pass, thanks to the powerline strung above) can feel like an LA traffic jam on the skin track, especially the morning after a storm. While Cardiff Pass is the main ascent route for the expert-only tours on Cardiac Ridge, Mount Superior, and Flagstaff Mountain, this tour describes the beginner-friendly ski and snowboard routes in the area, which is a great place for first-timers to learn the finer aspects of skinning technique.

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

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Alta
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 1,627 feet
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Winter
Trailhead Elevation: 8,650 feet
Top Elevation: 10,277 feet
Local Maps: USGS Dromedary Peak; Wasatch Backcountry Skiing; Alpentech Wasatch Touring 1
Driving Directions: Directions to Cardiff Pass

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