Backcountry Skiing Murdock Peak

Backcountry skiing Murdock Peak isn’t easily accessible, but it is enjoyable.  Murdock Peak offers steep, big mountain faces of Todd’s bowl & North bowl.  The mellow slopes of South bowl on the other side of the peak are also a touring option depending on avalanche danger.

Backcountry Skiing Murdock Peak

Approaching Murdock Peak from Rob’s trail Park City

 

Backcountry skiing Murdock Peak

backcountry skiing murdock peak

Skiing

Skiing Murdock is Wasatch front and backcountry at it’s finest.  

Backcountry skiing Murdock Peak

 


 

Backcountry Skiing Murdock Peak Canyons preseason

 


 

Access

There is a  fairly long approach to access Murdock Peak.   Although Murdock Peak backcountry is just on the other side of the rope from Park City Canyons resort, there are no backcountry access gates atop Murdock to get to Todd’s Bowl on the north side of the peak.   Instead, to access Murdock backcountry, you need to park at the Rob’s trail head on Bear Hollow Drive.  Go up Rob’s trail until the second switchback to the left.  Continue straight through the trees all the way up to the ridgeline where you’ll rejoin Rob’s trail.  At the junction of where Ambush connects, head right through the trees gaining elevation until you reach mid-mountain trail.

 

 

 

Access From Pinebrook community is another option for residents of the Pinebrook community. 

 


 

Photography

Credit Photo to Steve Achelis  Backcountry Ski Map

 

 

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