Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry Skiing Cardiff Ridge Chutes

Skiing Cardiff Ridge Chutes

Skiing Cardiff Ridge Chutes Skiing Cardiff Ridge Chutes… With a short approach, little exposure, and short descents, they are some of the funnest lines in the Wasatch. If you’re skiing the Chuting Gallery Cardiff Ridge chutes make a great practice area to prepare yourself for bigger mountaineering projects that lie ahead.   Cardiff Ridge Chutelettes Skiing…

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Backcountry Skiing The Chuting Gallery / Mike Mckinney Chuting Project

Backcountry Skiing The Chuting Gallery

Backcountry Skiing The Chuting Gallery Attempt to ski 92 of the steepest ski descents in the Wasatch Mountains   Backcountry Skiing The Chuting Gallery https://parkcitypeople.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Chuting-Project-Mike.mp4 Does he make it? The project is to ski 92 ski descents listed in “The Chuting Gallery” by backcountry ski expert Andrew McLean.  To do this Mike will have to…

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Backcountry Skiing Box Elder Peak Super Couloir

Backcountry Skiing Box Elder Peak Super Couloir

Backcountry Skiing Box Elder Peak Super Couloir is a long way to the top if you want to Rock and Roll.  It’s called the “Super Couloir” for a reason.  If you ski this couloir you will experience one of the most awesome couloirs in the Wasatch.  But if you want to go backcountry skiing Box…

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Backcountry Skiing Uintas Castle Peak Area

Backcountry skiing Uintas Castle Peak Area theoretically would be awesome.  I have however yet to “PROPERLY” ski it.  In the late year of 2017 we aimlessly skied the area. We found some snow and came back with some photos.  I felt like the area wasn’t skied to it’s potential.  Hopefully anyone who goes backcountry skiing in…

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Backcountry skiing Lone Peak NE Couloir

Backcountry skiing Lone Peak NE Couloir

Lone Peak NE Couloir is an intimidating couloir that’s difficult to access. Lone Peak is located at the southern end of the Salt Lake Valley. It stands over the city of Sandy like a sentinel guarding the valley. It’s summit looks like a band of granite cliff with no potential ski line. On the other…

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Brian House the Backcountry Ski Mountaineer

Brian House Brian House Backcountry Ski Expert Brian House the Backcountry Ski Mountaineer Brian House When Brian was born, he was left in the cold by his parents. What could have been a tragic story, turned positive as a Grizzly Bear couple took care of him and taught him all he knows about nature. His skills…

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Backcountry Skiing the Pfeifferhorn Couloirs

Backcountry Skiing the Pfeifferhorn Couloirs

Backcountry Skiing the Pfeifferhorn Couloirs.   Backcountry Skiing the Pfeifferhorn Couloirs in Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah.  A classic mountaineering challenge of the Wasatch.  The Pfeifferhorn was once called the Little Matterhorn because of its  similarities to the Matterhorn.  The now named Pfeifferhorn this iconic peak of the Wasatch has everything, big views, big exposure,  big…

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2018 Backcountry Ski Wall Calendar

2018 Backcountry Ski Wall Calendar

2018 Backcountry Ski Wall Calendar. The 2018 Backcountry ski calendar .  11″x8.5″ size photos make visually stunning wall display. Video 2018 Backcountry Ski Wall Calendar This year I took some of my favorite Backcountry Ski/Splitboard photos and created a 2018 Backcountry Ski Wall Calendar. Mountain Ranges across Utah.  The Uintas, Wasatch, and the Las Sal mountain ranges…

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Backcountry Skiing Reids Peak – Uinta Mountains

Backcountry skiing Reids Peak Uinta mountains

Backcountry skiing Reids Peak Uinta Mountains    Up Mirror Lake Highway at Bald mountain pass there are half a dozen skiable peaks, but none are more rugged than Reid’s Peak.  From the highway it doesn’t look skiable but for a more creative skier this peak is all sorts of fun! Backcountry skiing Reids Peak Uinta…

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Backcountry Skiing La Sal Mountains Mount Tukuhnikivatz

Backcountry Skiing La Sal Mountains Mount Tukuhnikivatz

Backcountry Skiing La Sal Mountains Mount Tukuhnikivatz is listed as one of the 50 Classic ski Descents of North America.  Mount Tukunikivatz should be on everybody’s bucket list.  Skiing in the red rock deserts of Utah may sound like looking for an ice cream cone on Mars. However, for those who read this blog post,…

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Backcountry Skiing Uinta Mountains Hayden Peak

backcountry skiing Uinta mountains Hayden Peak

Backcountry Skiing Uinta Mountains Hayden Peak is the jewel of the Mirror Lake Highway.   With easy access, huge terrain, and plenty of moderate slopes, Hayden Peak delivers the goods for any kind of tour.   When you get a glimpse of the mountain from the highway you might think the peak is too rugged…

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Uinta Mountains Backcountry Skiing – Mount Watson

Uinta Mountains Backcountry Skiing Mount Watson

Uinta Mountains Backcountry Skiing Mount Watson.  Located lower down Bald mountain pass, Mount Watson is one of the 1st Uinta peaks backcountry accessible in the late Spring.  There is a long approach to reach the summit but worth it.  Mount Watson offers up great skiing, great view, and is a great way to kick off…

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Big Water Yurt / Millcreek Canyon

big water yurt millcreek canyon

Big Water yurt Millcreek canyon is for rent through Salt Lake County Parks.  The yurt comes available December 1 through April 30th.  The yurt is located in a beautiful canyon with front door access to some of Utah’s premium backcountry skiing.  Little Water and Big Water peaks are a short distance.  Go a little further…

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Backcountry skiing monitor bowl park city utah

Backcountry skiing monitor bowl park city utah

Backcountry skiing monitor bowl Park City Utah.  This area located on the Park City ridge line is a classic! !  From the crest you will have views of Canyons side and PC side. Also many other near by options for great skiing.   Afterward you’ll know that Monitor feeling!    Backcountry skiing monitor bowl park…

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backcountry skiing gobbler’s knob

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…

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Backcountry Skiing Mount Aire in Parley’s Canyon

Backcountry skiing Mount Aire in Parley's Canyon Utah

Backcountry skiing Mount Aire in Parley’s Canyon Utah, Mount Aire stands right next to Interstate 80.  Commuters down Parley’s Canyon into Salt Lake get a Prime view of  backcountry possibility Mount Aire has to offer.  It looks easily accessible from the freeway but, Au Contraire, Mon Frère, On the contrary my brother, the bushwhacking involved here makes Mount…

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Backcountry Skiing Murdock Peak

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 Skiing Skiing Murdock is…

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Backcountry skiing Square Top Mountain Park City

Backcountry skiing Square Top Mountain Park City

Backcountry skiing Square Top Mountain Park City should be on every Park City backcountry skier’s bucket list.  Square Top mountain stands over the Canyons side of Park City resort, namely, the Red Pine lodge, Saddleback chairlift, and the Sweet Pea magic carpet ;).   The views of  Square Top from the resort are amazing! It sits…

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Backcountry skiing Desolation Ridge

Backcountry skiing Desolation ridge

Backcountry skiing Desolation ridge is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  Located at the top of Mill-D drainage in the Big Cottonwood Canyon, is Lake Desolation where the ridge gets it’s name.  From Park City, the way to reach desolation ridge is too boot up from the 9,990 chairlift.  Either way you approach, Desolation offers a…

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God’s Lawn Mower Backcountry skiing Kessler Peak

God's Lawn mower Backcountry skiing Kessler Peak

God’s Lawnmower Backcountry skiing Kessler Peak.  Kesser Peak is a monster.  Rising just under 3,000 ft, Kessler stands prominently @ 10,403 ft, in the mid Big Cottonwood Canyon.  The north aspect, the side that faces the BCC highway, a huge tree scattered avalanche path named God’s Lawn Mower.  Kessler’s steep slopes and obvious ski routes…

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Mount Raymond Chutes / chuting project

Mount Raymond chutes

Mount Raymond chutes, Ignorance is bliss unless you get squished.  Mount Raymond is avalanche terrain. The chutes should only be attempted in stable snow conditions.  The main chute is a wide open boulevard which offers incredible skiing and incredible photos if the conditions are right.  The approach is somewhat of a bear (just a little…

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