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White Pine

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

A popular back country ski line right next to Little Pine

Ski Touring Difficult

1.7 km
0 m
983 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3.3 km
White Pine Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between February and April. From a low point of 2.3 km to the maximum altitude of 3.3 km, the route covers 1.7 km, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 983 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 5.1 and Labande grade 4. You'll need skins to complete it safely.


White Pine, located in Little Cottonwood Canyon just down the highway from Snowbird, is a massive valley surrounded by huge bowls, dramatic cliff-covered peaks, and lower elevation slopes filled with pine and aspen trees. It is located near Little Pine.



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.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between February and April


  • Bowl
  • Cliffs
  • Couloir
  • Tree Skiing

Equipment required

  • Skins

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