The approach to Maxfield takes you through some fun and unique terrain on the way to a great classic Wasatch powder run.

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs…) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

Medium Exposure (E2)As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

Approximately 7 miles up the road in Big Cottonwood Canyon, park and head up the Mill A North drainage.

This is a winding gully that works its way up towards Mount Raymond.

Follow the gully for several miles until it widens and opens up.

From here cut off to the left/W and head towards the ridge.

Once you're on the ridge continue working your way along until you top out above Maxfield Basin.