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Ski Touring-off the Beaten (skin) track

Ski Touring-off the Beaten (skin) track

Why climb for hours on skins from Alta or Spruces CG only to find your planned run has already been skied? Have you had enough of sharing SLC’s “Urban” backcountry with the masses?  Why not drive an hour north, south or west and not cross a track all day? Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons do […]

Skiing the Beehive's Backcountry Yurts

Skiing the Beehive’s Backcountry Yurts

Worlds away from the five-star restaurants, cush hotels, and general glitz of the modern mountain town experience, a night in a backcountry hut or yurt brings an element of adventure and connection with nature that’s often overlooked in the lift-powered, daytripping ski scene of today. Utah’s backcountry travelers are privy to a fairly extensive network […]

The Guide’s Corner

The Guide’s Corner

Diversity. That seems to be the main word when we asked about the climbing opportunities in Utah. So many different types of rock, routes to climb and techniques- from the desert to the high alpine, and everything in between. We polled a few guides from different parts of the state and gained some insight into […]