Winter Adventuring

Strawberry Ridge
Strawberry Ridge
Photo ©David Rose
Utah undoubtedly has some of the "greatest snow on earth" for incredible winter outings. Most of the action takes place at the commercial resorts, from the world famous Wasatch front resorts to the lesser known but excellent southern Utah ski areas. But Utah has some unparalleled backcountry as well, with solitude and luxurious powder waiting for those hardy souls who don't mind packing their ski gear uphill and taking precautions for avalanches.

UtahWild Features
One of Utah's better backcountry skiing areas. Especially good for beginner or intermediate cross-country skiers. Always seems to have great powder snow for tele turns.
Tibble Fork is a popular winter recreation take-off point. It offers some good areas for both beginner and intermediate level cross-country skiers, as well as advanced backcountry powder slopes. And family sledding near the parking area.
Another good area for snowshoeing, beginner cross country skiing, telemark skiing and winter camping...but without the crowds.
A skiing/snowshoeing route that gets you away from the crowds, a quick outing that can be done in a morning. Located beneath Snow Basin Ski Resort.
Bookmark or print this Winter gear checklist page so you'll never forget that crucial item.

Related Websites
EXCELLENT site. The official and probably most trusted site for info on avalanche conditions throughout the state.
So what exactly does "low", "moderate", "high", or "extreme" avalanche danger mean? Find out on this page of
A non-profit 10 year old local cross country skiing club, site has events, ski conditions, trails info, etc.
A comprehensive and popular site that focuses on skiing/boarding at Utah resorts.'s overview of various places to cross-country ski in the Ashley National Forest/ eastern Uintas.
David Eyre, Department of Mathematics University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah - general backcountry skiing links.
Personal site put together by Lou Langholtz -- info on extreme skiing. Also has other areas besides utah.
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