The Pfeifferhorn

Sandy, Utah 84091

The Pfeifferhorn

The Pfeifferhorn Professional Review and Guide

"The Pfeifferhorn is perhaps the most iconic peak in the Central Wasatch. It used to be called the Little Matterhorn due to its similar appearance to the Matterhorn in the Alps. But everyone has been calling this aesthetic peak the Pfeifferhorn, named after Charles Pfeiffer, who headed the Wasatch Mountain Club in the 1930s. In 2013 the US Board on Geographic Names officially changed the name to the Pfeifferhorn. As for skiing? This mountain is a beast and one of the most sought-after ski-mountaineering experiences in Utah. A long approach from the White Pine trailhead, steep climbing below the summit, and expert-only descents, including the rappel with-your-skis-on Northwest Couloir, await. Crampons and an ice ax are essential gear, as well as a
harness, two to three full-length slings, carabiners, and a rope."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
3,626 feet
Elevation Gain
Skill Level
9 hours
7,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,326 feet
Top Elevation
USGS Dromedary Peak; Wasatch Backcountry Skiing; Alpentech Wasatch Touring 2
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Jul 2018