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

3 - 4

hrs

895

m

19

m

37

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) 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.