Mount Watson

Kamas, Utah

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Mount Watson is a beautiful peak, and all eyes turn to her impressive east face when driving west from Bald Mountain Pass on the Mirror Lake Highway. Despite her intimidating presence, the mountain is easy to reach in spring and offers descent routes from advanced steeps to intermediate shoulders. Unless you own a snowmobile, you’ll have to wait until Memorial Day weekend to ski her, when the road opens and allows access to the Trial Lake area. Otherwise, the approach route will be too long for a day tour. Also, because the best skiing and snowboarding is east facing, an early start is recommended so you can make turns before the spring snow gets too wet and dangerous.
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah

by Jared Hargrave (The Mountaineers Books)

Mount Watson is a beautiful peak, and all eyes turn to her impressive east face when
driving west from Bald Mountain Pass on the Mirror Lake Highway. Despite her intimidating presence, the mountain is easy to reach in spring and offers descent routes from
advanced steeps to intermediate shoulders. Unless you own a snowmobile, you’ll have
to wait until Memorial Day weekend to ski her, when the road opens and allows access
to the Trial Lake area. Otherwise, the approach route will be too long for a day tour.
Also, because the best skiing and snowboarding is east facing, an early start is recommended so you can make turns before the spring snow gets too wet and dangerous.

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

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Kamas
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,491 feet
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Spring
Trailhead Elevation: 10,030 feet
Top Elevation: 11,521 feet
Additional Use: Camping
Local Maps: USGS Mirror Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Watson

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