On these steeper and longer days suitable for intermediate to advanced tourers, we introduce just some of the places which have made backcountry skiing in Utah world-famous!
December to May
Grow your backcountry touring skills in one of the most stunning parts of the planet! Let BBE introduce you to just some of the places which have made backcountry skiing in Utah world-famous!
Our fully-customized ski trips are breathtaking, inspiring, and leave you with new skills and outstanding know how. WMG offers privately guided trips through the backcountry for skiers of TRULY all levels and interests. As local residents, we know all the ins and outs of a huge area, like the back of our hands. Whether you prefer gentle tree runs or steep couloirs, there is ideal terrain for everyone. We even have the option for guided “slackcountry skiing,” which means taking a lift up and skiing out-of-bounds on the way down.
Specific tours vary per conditions and clients’ focuses, but we always aim to go to where the best snow can be found. On many of these tours, we begin in Little Cottonwood Canyon, ski down into Big Cottonwood, and eventually work our way back up and over into Little Cottonwood again. You’ll get into some fantastic, challenging terrain – so you can continue to grow your skills in one of the most stunning parts of the planet.
Each day involves approximately 3,000 to 5,000 feet of climbing and skiing over the course of roughly seven hours.
- Difficulty: Whilst 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
- Meeting Time: Generally 8am
- Meeting Location: Big or Little Cottonwood Park and Ride Lot, Alta or Brighton, depending on objective
What We Provide:
- IFMGA 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