Bad News Cliffs

Alta & Snowbird

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Cliff drops and technical lines of all shapes and sizes

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
419 m
Ascent
8 m
Descent
130 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

When the Shoulder traverse opens after a powder day, you can expect to see quite a few 'freeriders' heading toward the Bad News Cliffs for some air time. Enjoy the show or partake yourself! Just watch out for bomb holes and other skiers! Not recommended when the snow is old and cut up.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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