Salt Lake City: Cottonwood Canyons Backcountry Ski Tour

Activity provider: Red River Adventures

Salt Lake City: Cottonwood Canyons Backcountry Ski Tour

Activity provider: Red River Adventures

From US$ 345 per person

Enjoy a memorable day of skiing in the Wasatch Mountains as you explore the backcountry. First-time timers or experienced riders, we have a tour for you! We tailor the day to your ability!

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
Your accommodation in Salt Lake City
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Follow your certified ski guide and explore the hidden gems of Utah's backcountry
  • Transportation available upon request for an additional charge
  • Customize the adventure to your your skills and experience level
  • Explore Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon
Full description
On the day of your trip, meet your guide in Salt Lake City and drive to the venue that best fits your needs for an optimal experience. Before hitting the slopes, your guide will make sure your gear is in proper working order and will begin to instruct you on the basics of staying safe in the backcountry. This will include a brief avalanche safety demo, going over how to use a beacon, probe, and shovel, and a brief explanation of avalanche terrain and its characteristics. The skiing technique will be taught to maximize your efficiency when touring in the backcountry. Your group's skiing ability and enthusiasm will determine the rest of the day and the terrain you will cover. The day will conclude by driving back to the original meet up point. Classic Introductory Tour: Choose this option if you’ve never skied or snowboarded in the Wasatch Mountains before. This experience will get you up high to the best views of the mountain range with the shortest approach. The tours will take place in either Little or Big Cottonwood Canyons depending on the snow and where the best skiing can be found. The day will include approximately 1,500-2,500 feet of climbing and riding. Intermediate Tour: Experience the Central Wasatch Mountains and go where the best snow can be found. Start in Little Cottonwood Canyon, followed by skiing down into Big Cottonwood and eventually working your way back up and over into Little Cottonwood again. The tour will be approximately 3,000 to 5,000 feet of climbing and riding. Advanced Tour: Explore multiple peaks of the Wasatch Mountains, drainages, and slopes on the same day. Advanced Tours will focus on covering a wide variety of terrain and searching out wherever and whatever the best skiing of the day may be.
  • Certified ski guide
  • Basic avalanche awareness and rescue skill training.
  • Ski or split board skinning instruction
  • Transportation for an additional charge
  • Personal clothing
  • Ski or Snowboard set-up
  • Gratuities

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The local operator will email you a list of equipment to bring after booking
  • This tour is for people with resort skiing experience, descent physical ability and a desire to go outside the resort boundaries
  • The level of difficulty is tailored to your abilities

Product ID: 184967