backcountry skiing gobbler’s knob

Backcountry skiing gobbler’s knob is as good as a Thanksgiving day feast.  The steep terrain on all aspects and accessible location offers up any kind on dish you could want, from neck deep powder, to side dish of spring corn, to sun baked mashed potatoes.  You can feast on any kind of backcountry dish you’d like at Gobbler’s knob.

backcountry skiing gobbler's knob

 

Skiing

Yeah baby!  Gobbler’s knob is no Turkey!  All aspects are skiable.  The SE aspect offers GREAT corn skiing late in the season.  There is also GREAT skiing off the north side as well.  For north aspect powder skiing drop into Alexander basin  on the Millcreek Canyon side.  Be aware Gobbler’s knob is avalanche terrain.  Have the knowledge of backcountry travel and avalanche safety. Also you need to carry a beacon, shovel, probe, and visit the Utah Avalanche Center forecast page.  Don’t be the Turkey!

 

 

Backcountry skiing Gobbler’s Knob

 


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Access

Park at the Butler Fork trailhead 8 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon road.  Skin up Butler Fork following the narrow drainage. When it open up a little wider, head left up the south ridge.  Climb about 1,000 vertical feet and you’ll be on the ridge.  Follow the ridge and soon you’ll be having a Gobbler’s feast.

Another route (during stable snow conditions) is to follow the Butler fork drainage all the way to the top, then skin directly up the South face.    

 

 

Photography

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