Scotty's Approach

Alta & Snowbird

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

This is the safest way to approach the classic north facing powder run, called Scotty's Bowl.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
463 m
Descent
18 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
41˚
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Scotty's Approach Map

Description

To access this run park at the White Pine trailhead and head across the bridge to the trail. The trail cuts right across the base of the run so you can look up it and scope your exit. Continue following the trail up into the White Pine Drainage through the switchbacks. Once the trail flattens back out you can cut left into the trees and work your way to the top of the run by staying on the ridge.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

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.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May

Features

  • Trees

Equipment required

  • Skins

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