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Highway To Heaven (Backcountry)

Brighton and Solitude

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

The best in-bounds/backcountry skiing at Solitude

Freeride Skiing Severe

702 m
42 m
149 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.1 km
Highway To Heaven (Backcountry) Map

Take Summit Lift Chair to the top and exit to the left. Follow the traverse to the overlook ridge line passing the "Fantasy Ridge" entry gate on your right. You will be able to see this entry right away. If open you may enter through this gate to ski the Twin Lakes area or hike up to the Wolverine Cirque. The area I have mapped out is avalanche controlled by Solitude Mountain Resort. Enjoy some turns down, do not ski too far right, otherwise you will end up on a flat lake and sometimes it is hard to ski out of when you have to break trail through new snow. Ski fall line with intentions of going left, at the end of the slope before you ski into the lakes Dam you will see red signs and a boot pack. Take this boot pack up to "Solbright Trail" catwalk or ski back into the Summit Lift terrain at Solitude. If you have skins it will make it easier to walk out of this run, but you do not need them as long as you stay high left until the boot-pack.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Bowl
  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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