Big Springs Hollow

Provo, Utah

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Big Springs Hollow is a long approach for some short runs above tree line. However, that’s not to say it isn’t worth making the arduous skin to the top. Backcountry skiers and splitboarders who brave the miles and elevation gain are treated to some of the most dramatic mountain views in the entire Wasatch Range. Jagged peaks rise from the valley like thorns, surrounded by massive bowls that cause earth-shaking, tree-snapping avalanches. The terrain here is downright spooky when the snowpack is unstable, so the entire South Fork of the Provo River is best left for spring corn skiing. The whole Cascade Mountain massif is also a favorite playground of the Wasatch Powderbird Guides heli-skiing operation, so if conditions are ripe, you’ll likely have company.
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

by Jared Hargrave (The Mountaineers Books)

Big Springs Hollow is a long approach for some short runs above tree line. However, that’s not to say it isn’t worth making the arduous skin to the top. Backcountry skiers and splitboarders who brave the miles and elevation gain are treated to some of the most dramatic mountain views in the entire Wasatch Range. Jagged peaks rise from the valley like thorns, surrounded by massive bowls that cause earth-shaking, tree-snapping avalanches. The terrain here is downright spooky when the snowpack is unstable, so the entire South Fork of the Provo River is best left for spring corn skiing. The whole Cascade Mountain massif is also a favorite playground of the Wasatch Powderbird Guides heli-skiing operation, so if conditions are ripe, you’ll likely have
company.

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

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Provo
Distance: 11
Elevation Gain: 4,206 feet
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 9 hours
Season: Spring
Trailhead Elevation: 5,800 feet
Top Elevation: 10,006 feet
Local Maps: USGS Bridal Veil Falls
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Springs Hollow

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