Utah’s utterly breathtaking Wasatch Mountains are renowned among skiers worldwide for their consistent, deep, and light snow, backcountry adventure opportunities, hugely varied terrain, and all-season-long snowfall.
At BBE, we can’t WAIT for winter. That’s why we run ski-touring days as well as longer ski trips all season. Our ski trips are led by Willie Benegas on the dates of YOUR choice, and immerse you in truly out-of-this-world backcountry skiing opportunities. Trips are set in the Cottonwood Canyons, giving us access to some of the best touring on the whole planet. These canyons are famous for the “Greatest Snow on Earth”, and lie just a short drive from Salt Lake City. Use the tabs above to read over the details about our tours for all levels of skier.
About Your Guide
Willie not only boasts significant expedition experience on Himalayan Peaks, seventeen Everest summits, first ascents around the world, as well as Denali, Aconcagua, and Antarctica, but he simply adores to ski! His enthusiasm is contagious. Guiding or not, the extraordinarily, light “champagne powder” that blankets the Wasatch each winter keeps him out in the mountains exploring the region every single day. Book a day’s touring from introductory to advanced level to enjoy untracked powder, exquisite solitude, great exercise, and some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. Rest assured, Willie will share his intimate knowledge of the Wasatch Range and its snowpack with you.
Willie has full IFMGA certification, and whilst planning each day around daily weather patterns and snow conditions, he also works hard to choose the perfect backcountry tour specifically for YOU! Tours range from lower angle tree skiing on low-visibility days, to high summits, couloirs, and high mountain traverses (and just about everything in-between!).
Whether this is your first time in the Wasatch Range, or you’re a veteran of the area, rest assured that tons of secrets await! Get a group together now to join Willie for a private day, and take in some of the most truly beautiful backcountry touring terrain in the US.
Fully-Customized Wasatch Backcountry Ski Trips: Designed to Help You Meet Your Goals
These fully-customized ski trips are breathtaking, inspiring, and leave you with new skills and outstanding know how. You’ll love these trips if you:
- Want to gain the skills to ski tour the Utah backcountry unguided
- Hope to run your own ski mountaineering expedition
- Have some off piste experience, but yearn to dig into backcountry powder skiing, with greater confidence in route finding and deep turns during longer descents
- Want to plan extended-length trips in winter conditions, or
- Have an avvy cert and great skiing ability, but want gain the skills to rappel into something more serious
Come join our customized ski seminars that place right here in the Wasatch Mountains… We offer fully-customized trips that help you meet YOUR goals. This way, you can improve as an independent randonee or extreme skier.
During your focused trip, you will hone in on all the skills you are either missing, or need to fine tune in order to enjoy the winter mountains independently. Our aim is to get you out in the mountains unguided in the future, by gaining backcountry ski planning, weather skills, avalanche concerns and routes, plan B’s, safety plans, camp locations, group dynamics, and plenty more!