Best Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding in Utah

This list represents the most popular backcountry skiing & snowboarding in Utah. Use this list to plan your next Utah backcountry skiing & snowboarding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Mount Timpanogos Trail

    12 Reviews

    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, UT

    Mount Timpanogos Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 13.1 miles long and begins ...
    •  13.1 miles

    Mount Timpanogos Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area and ...

  • #2 Mount Olympus Trail

    7 Reviews

    Mount Olympus Wilderness Area, UT

    Mount Olympus Trail is a hiking trail in Holladay, Utah. It is within Mount Olympus Wilderness Area. It is 3.2 miles long and begins at 4,806 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.9 ...
    •  3.2 miles

    Mount Olympus Trail is a hiking trail in Holladay, Utah. It is within Mount Olympus Wilderness Area. It is 3.2 miles long ...

  • #3 Bountiful Peak via Farmington Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Ogden, UT

    A dizzying mountain road is used to access friendly ski terrain north of Bountiful Peak and its north ridge. As of this writing, a winter closure has made access very long unless a snowmobile ...
    •  2 or more miles
    •  Guide

    A dizzying mountain road is used to access friendly ski terrain north of Bountiful Peak and its north ridge. As of this writing, ...

  • #4 Deseret Peak via South Willow Canyon

    5 Reviews

    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, UT

    Deseret Peak via South Willow Canyon is a hiking and horse trail in Tooele County, Utah. It is within Deseret Peak Wilderness Area and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 4.0 miles long ...
    •  4.0 miles

    Deseret Peak via South Willow Canyon is a hiking and horse trail in Tooele County, Utah. It is within Deseret Peak Wilderness ...

  • #5 Red Pine Lakes Trail

    5 Reviews

    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, UT

    Red Pine Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Lone Peak Wilderness Area and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 9,010 feet ...
    •  2.4 miles

    Red Pine Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Lone Peak Wilderness Area and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache ...

  • #6 Brighton Periphery

    0 Reviews

    Salt Lake City, UT

    The Brighton backcountry offers fine ski touring from Hidden Canyon on the north, to Snake Creek on the south, to Brighton Lakes on the west. Most tours involve the use of lifts to gain access, ...
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Brighton backcountry offers fine ski touring from Hidden Canyon on the north, to Snake Creek on the south, to Brighton ...

  • #7 Lone Peak Area

    0 Reviews

    Alpine, UT

    Lone Peak’s moderate south face is perhaps the classic corn descent in the Wasatch, and the east face is one of the steepest shots in the state. The Crows Feet run, highly visible from Salt Lake ...
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Lone Peak’s moderate south face is perhaps the classic corn descent in the Wasatch, and the east face is one of the steepest ...

  • #8 Powder Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Ogden, UT

    This is a touring-friendly ski resort with frequently excellent snow and coverage. When backcountry skiing is open, the main slopes have been avalanche-controlled by ski patrol. Skinless tours ...
    •  1-1.25 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a touring-friendly ski resort with frequently excellent snow and coverage. When backcountry skiing is open, the main ...

  • #9 Mount Timpanogos North

    0 Reviews

    Provo, UT

    The mammoth west face of “Timp” stretches 5 miles wide and falls more than 5,000 feet to the Happy Valley and Provo Lake. Few ski peaks in the Lower 48—and none in Utah—exceed the 11,750-foot ...
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The mammoth west face of “Timp” stretches 5 miles wide and falls more than 5,000 feet to the Happy Valley and Provo Lake. ...

  • #10 La Sal Pass Area

    0 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    La Sal Pass is the gateway to three major ski-mountaineering peaks, including Tukuhnikivatz, with its truly epic southwest chutes; Mount Peale, the highest La Sal summit; and South Mountain—oddly ...
    •  4-6 miles
    •  Guide

    La Sal Pass is the gateway to three major ski-mountaineering peaks, including Tukuhnikivatz, with its truly epic southwest ...

  • #11 Cherry Canyon and Cherry Peak

    0 Reviews

    Logan, UT

    A spectacular ridge climb with incomparable views of Cache Valley and great skiing off “Cougar Mountain.” A rugged but efficient route exists to Cherry Peak with a descent via High Creek. ...
    •  2-6 miles
    •  Guide

    A spectacular ridge climb with incomparable views of Cache Valley and great skiing off “Cougar Mountain.” A rugged but ...

  • #12 Snowbird Periphery

    0 Reviews

    Sandy, UT

    Although frequently kept closed by ski patrol due to avalanche risk, this high-alpine ski terrain lends itself to powder skiing in the mid and upper White Pine Gulch, Miller Hill, and Scottie’s ...
    •  1-7 miles
    •  Guide

    Although frequently kept closed by ski patrol due to avalanche risk, this high-alpine ski terrain lends itself to powder ...

  • #13 Dry Canyon and Logan Peak

    0 Reviews

    Logan, UT

    Enjoy quick access from Logan to an efficiently rising trail that takes you to either spectacular open shots off Logan Peak or protected tree and slide paths lower in the canyon.
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Enjoy quick access from Logan to an efficiently rising trail that takes you to either spectacular open shots off Logan Peak ...

  • #14 South Fork, Provo River

    0 Reviews

    Provo, UT

    This beautiful, rugged area has difficult access but rewarding bowls and headwalls that see little ski-touring traffic. Heli-skiing can occur from mid-December through March, especially in seasons ...
    •  3.5-4 miles
    •  Guide

    This beautiful, rugged area has difficult access but rewarding bowls and headwalls that see little ski-touring traffic. Heli-skiing ...

  • #15 Sharp Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Tooele, UT

    This is the closest tour to Ophir, and one with a tremendous view of the Tooele Valley and the Oquirrh and Stansbury Mountains. It makes a reasonable partial-day tour with terrain for all ...
    •  1-3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the closest tour to Ophir, and one with a tremendous view of the Tooele Valley and the Oquirrh and Stansbury Mountains. ...

  • #16 Willow Lake Trail

    4 Reviews

    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, UT

    Willow Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is two miles long and begins at 7,932 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  2.0 miles

    Willow Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is two ...

  • #17 Old Blue Mountain Ski Resort

    0 Reviews

    Monticello, UT

    Before the ski resort closed down due to lack of business, this was the primary access to the range. The road is no longer maintained, but it still offers the shortest route to Abajo Peak—and ...
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Before the ski resort closed down due to lack of business, this was the primary access to the range. The road is no longer ...

  • #18 Castle Peak Area

    0 Reviews

    Kamas, UT

    Following a one-hour drive from Salt Lake and a low-angle approach up a wide road with spectacular views of the Wasatch, you’ll find a well-appointed yurt and several skiable peaks. This is ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Following a one-hour drive from Salt Lake and a low-angle approach up a wide road with spectacular views of the Wasatch, ...

  • #19 Bunchgrass Creek and Yurt

    0 Reviews

    Logan, UT

    Friendly, rolling terrain with aspens and meadows. Safe access to Mount Naomi, the Logan area’s highest peak.
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Friendly, rolling terrain with aspens and meadows. Safe access to Mount Naomi, the Logan area’s highest peak.

  • #20 Flattop Mountain Area

    0 Reviews

    Tooele, UT

    Ophir, Utah, is similar to Ophir, Colorado: an old mining community set high in spectacular ski country. The difference? Utah’s Ophir is unknown.
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Ophir, Utah, is similar to Ophir, Colorado: an old mining community set high in spectacular ski country. The difference? ...