Sunset Peak

Alta & Snowbird

Brighton and Solitude

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

North facing lines down to Catherine Lake.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
320 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
176 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
37˚
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Sunset Peak Map

Description

Fun and playful North facing 30-40 degree shots with trees and cliffs that lead to the bottom of Rocky Point where you can find an easy ascent back to Catherine's area. This face usually holds good snow. Skiing Sunset peak to Rocky Point is a great link up. Sunset has some steep aspects that are known to slide and it is littered with rocks and trees. Although adjacent, the slopes off of Sunset are not the same as in Rocky Point - a green light in one does not indicate a green light in the other.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

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

3 out of 4

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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