Utah Ski Mountaineering
(1 – 7 days)
Join us for a backcountry skiing and climbing trip in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. These mountains offer some of the best snow in the world coupled with fantastic terrain and abundant sunshine! The trip begins with a day of lift assisted backcountry skiing instruction. At the end of the day we will head into the backcountry and set up our snow camp. Our campsite, at around 9000 feet, will offer tremendous views and great runs for after dinner play. During the trip we will move between a series of camps that will give us access to an amazing variety of outstanding skiing and climbing options. The terrain is uniquely suited to ski-mountaineering objectives that combine classic climbing ascents with phenomenal ski descents.
These programs are open to individuals of all abilities. If you have not been backcountry skiing before this is a great place for a first experience! Skills covered include avalanche awareness, use of avalanche transceivers, route finding, crampon and ice axe use, rope team management, Telemark or Alpine Skiing instruction, ascending techniques, snow camping and more. Our low guide to guest ratios give us the freedom to accommodate individual goals and expectations. Custom trips and private guiding are available. Visit us for a backcountry ski trip you won’t forget!
ALTA: Alta Ski Resort is located in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains. These mountains receive over 500 inches of light powder every year. Alta was established as a mining town at the turn of the century and still retains the rustic character from its colorful past. Today Alta boasts some of the finest skiing on the planet, great accommodations, super restaurants and a lively atmosphere. Our climbing courses start and end here.
SALT LAKE CITY: Salt Lake City is easily reached by air.
GETTING TO THE MOUNTAINS: Alta can be reached via airport shuttle or we can arrange to pick you up. The first day of all trips begins with chair lift access to the high country.
THE MOUNTAINS: The Wasatch Mountains offer exceptional climbing opportunities. The clean granite makes for world class rock climbing and the cold nighttime temps and sunny days make for superb ice and snow climbing. With summits over 12,000 feet, the Wasatch Mountains offer adventure for all abilities.
OUR GUIDES: Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc. instructors and guides are professionals. They are special individuals who have a passion for being in the mountain environment. They have a wealth of experience from guiding throughout Utah, Alaska and the world, and they genuinely enjoy sharing their knowledge. Their skill and positive attitudes help our guests to have the best possible experience during their trip. Your safety and enjoyment are their primary goals.
LENGTH: One to Seven days.
INCLUDED: Lift ticket for day one, All food during trip, Avalanche Beacon, Shovel, and instructors/guides.
NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to/from Utah, hotel and food in Alta, and personal equipment.
ADDITIONAL TRAVEL OPTIONS: Alta based climbing programs can easily be combined with backcountry skiing and steep ski camps. Contact us if you would like more information.
DATES/PRICES: Please see our schedule for current dates and prices information.