Flagstaff Mountain and Upper Days Fork Professional Review and Guide
"Upper Days Fork is the place to see and be seen on a powder day when the snowpack is stable and the sky is blue. The upper cirque of Days Fork is part of the Valhalla that is the Alta backcountry, so it tends to get crowded and tracked out, but it provides some of the best bang for the buck when farming turns. You’ll ﬁnd yourself part of a backcountry scene that includes Alta and Snowbird employees, casual backcountry ﬁends, the Wasatch Powderbird Guides helicopter ﬂying above, and maybe even a ﬁlm crew shooting pro skiers for next year’s ski movies. Short chutes, wide-open bowls, and tree-covered aspects that provide plenty of descent choices are on the menu in Upper Days. In fact, when standing below the upper cirque, you can scan from east to west and discover dozens of skiable lines in a row stretching from Emma Ridge to Reed and Benson Ridge. But the most popular lines are the ones that fall from Flagstaff Mountain. These shots are the ﬁrst to be poached in Days Fork, and the lines are steep and tasty."