Catherine Pass Area

Alta, Utah 84092

Catherine Pass Area

Catherine Pass Area Professional Review and Guide

"The Catherine Pass area, just outside the Alta ski area boundary, is one of the first places of the season you can tour in Utah, thanks to predictable early-season snowfall in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Autumn is also the best time to visit for first tracks before the Supreme chairlift at Alta starts running, because once it does, the whole place becomes tracked-out sidecountry terrain with easy return runs back to the resort. Even so, it’s a popular route between Alta and Brighton and has touring options from easy glades to steep chutes. Much of the “backcountry” terrain here is best accessed using Alta’s Supreme chairlift when ski patrol opens the gate."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,995 feet
Elevation Gain
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
3 hours
Fall/ Winter
8,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,795 feet
Top Elevation
USGS Brighton; Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map; Alpentech Wasatch Touring 1 and 2
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Jul 2018