Wasatch Backcountry Skiing

From $250 per Person

We offer this adventure through our partner, Wasatch Mountain Guides. Certified backcountry ski guides.

Overview of Guided Backcountry Skiing in the Wasatch Mountains

The Wasatch Mountains outside of Salt Lake City provide unparalleled access and consistent snow. The conditions of the range are almost goldilocks in terms of their practically perfect attributes. The varied  terrain, 500 inches of annual snowfall, moderate climate, and ideally situated slopes for powder skiing are why all of our ski guides and avalanche education instructors can be found backcountry skiing every day throughout the winter.y plans, camp locations, group dynamics, and plenty more!

Our backcountry ski tours are permitted and booked through our partner Wasatch Mountain Guides. Through our partner we offer:

  • Book a Ski Guide (standard day tour with a certified guide)
  • Advanced Tour and Ski Mountaineering (experience required)
  • Introduction to Backcountry Touring Course (for beginners)
  • Hybrid Avalanche Course (AAI Level 1)

Trip Details

Difficulty: While no backcountry experience is strictly necessary, you will enjoy this type of tour with a little touring experience under your belt, knowledge of the equipment being key as well as fitness level; intermediate to advanced downhill ski ability and good fitness required. 

We have options for beginners to advanced clients (see above). 

Meeting Time: Generally 8:00 am 

Meeting Location: Big or Little Cottonwood Park and Ride Lot, Alta or Brighton, depending on objective

What We Provide

  • IFMGA/AMGA ski and mountaineering guides
  • Avalanche beacon, shovel, probe and pack (if needed)

What You Need

  • Alpine touring, telemark ski or split-snowboard equipment
  • Lunch, water and snacks
  • Review the equipment list
  • Lift Accessed Tours: cost of “single-ride lift ticket” is additional

Duration and Dates

  • 1 day, December to May
  • These are private guided days, so simply contact us to select your date(s)

Pricing per Person

  • Price for 1: $475
  • Price for 2: $325 (each)
  • Price for 3: $275 (each)
  • Price for 4: $250 (each)

Max client to guide ratio is 4:1

Skiing Adventure


Group Size: 
1-4 People per Guide

1 day

Beginner to Advanced, good fitness encouraged

Activities: Skiing

Season: 1/1/23-5/15/23, 11/20/23-5/15/24

Pricing (per person)

Pricing is a typical estimate, final quote will be provided after receiving your inquiry.

Full-day / 1 Person $475 (Weekends $500)

Full-day / 2 Persons $325 (Weekends $350)

Full-day / 3 Persons $275 (Weekends $300)

Full-day / 4 Persons $250 (Weekends $275)

“Why not make the best investment you can?”

“I have been climbing big mountains for 20+ years. Having been on multiple Himalayan expeditions, I will never consider another guide or outfitter other than BBE moving forward. They lead the pack from a logistics, infrastructure, food quality, personal attention, and safety perspective by a WIDE margin. Willie is not only an extraordinarily strong, capable, seasoned guide, but he is also a great expedition leader and teammate who manages to keep the atmosphere light, fun, and inclusive despite the serious nature of Himalayan climbing. Most of us only have one chance at Everest. Why not make the best investment you can, choose BBE! ”

–James Walkley

Everest Expedition