Thunder Ridge is not easy to get to, but it holds some of the greatest lines in the Wasatch. This is how to get there.

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

Park at the White Pine trailhead 4.6 miles up Little Cottonwood canyon on the right side of the road.

From here follow the road/trail.

At the first branch, head to the right as it contours around through the woods, and into the Red Pine canyon.

Continue along the road grade and summer trail until you get to the bridge, then cross it.

Head up to the ridge of the Maybird divide.

Trend to the SW through the woods heading for the large ridge that divides Maybird and Hogum.

Skin up towards the Obelisk on the ridge.

From here you can ski down one of the many W facing chutes and this will put you near the base of many great lines like the Hypodermic Needle, Sliver and Dresden Face.

Pick your poison and boot up it!