The Best Freeride Lines Around Alta and Snowbird

Powder snow and varied terrain just a stone’s throw from Salt Lake City.





Renowned for their perfect powder and long winter seasons, Alta and Snowbird are top of the list for skiing in Utah. There’s thousands of acres of diverse terrain to explore, from forests to large open spaces, steep chutes, and runs of all levels of difficulty.

A family-run ski area since 1938, Alta is smaller, older, and more quaint than its neighboring ski resort Snowbird. Snowboarders will need to stick to Snowbird, as Alta is strictly skiers only.

The epic views, easy accessibility, and excellent snow conditions are unfortunately no secret. Skiers flock from across the state to enjoy this slice of skiing paradise. Get up early to avoid the crowds, and even earlier if there’s been a big dump of snow the night before!



Little Chute

Little Chute is the skinnier and more technical couloir to skiers right of the popular Main Chute on Mount Baldy

Comma Chute

A mellow powder field that leads into a spicy choke and steep chute

Rats Nest

A very steep and rocky way into Great Scott


The steep headwall looker's left of Main Chute and Little Chute on Mount Baldy

Dog Leg

A variation of Little Chute


A steep and tight chute with rocks


The most beautiful line at Snowbird