White Baldy Northeast Ramp

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

If you're in the area, you'll find yourself staring at this fun hanging ramp and wondering if it's skiable......it is!

Ski Touring Extreme

Distance
1.4 km
Ascent
14 m
Descent
436 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
44˚
White Baldy Northeast Ramp Map

White Baldy is one of the sentinel peaks along the Little Cottonwood Canyon ridge line. There are few great ski lines off this massive peak, but there is a large angling ramp off the E/NE side that offers some very exposed and airy skiing. The ramp itself isn't all that long in length, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in location. Make sure to check avalanche conditions before skiing this line, because going for a ride without could be a bad thing.

Description

To approach this line park at the White Pine trailhead on the south side of the road in Little Cottonwood Canyon, just below Snowbird ski area. From here follow the trail/road up into the White Pine basin. The road will disappear, from here you'll trend right into the valley and continue straight up the canyon. Continue right, and up through the gully. Once you're in the upper basin just head towards the base and hike up the ramp, then ski back down. You might want to link up with Lake Peak Chute since you're in the area!

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons

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