Guidebook

Salt Lake to Jackson - A Bucket List Ski Roadtrip

If you want to sample some of North America's best and most famous skiing in the space of a week, this is the trip for you.

Description

One of the "problems" (it's a nice problem to have) with skiing in North America is that the continent is so vast, and the options so numerous, that figuring out where to go can be difficult. You could fly to any state or province in the West of the continent and you'll find some great skiing, but arguably none of them can match Utah and Wyoming for quality of terrain and consistency of snowfall.

Sampling the best of both states is actually not as difficult as it might seem because the driving distances involved are surprisingly short. You just need to get to Salt Lake City, rent a car and get driving!

This guidebook gives you 10 lines to go at, starting close to Salt Lake City then taking you north to Snowbasin and then up to the legendary Jackson Hole via some wilderness tours at the Teton Pass. If you've got time to explore any of the areas further, we've got you covered with these guidebooks to each area -

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/266/the-best-freeride-lines-around-alta-and-snowbird

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/267/excellent-ski-tours-around-alta-and-snowbird

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/1504/10-of-the-best-ski-tours-near-jackson-hole

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/1502/best-freerides-near-legendary-jackson-hole

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/7420/explore-the-ski-touring-mecca-of-teton-pass

Grizzly Gulch

Grizzly Gulch

Salt Lake City
0 - 1 hrs
0.7 km
127 m
1 m
19 °
N
The most popular backcountry ski area in the state
Moderate
Private
Little Pine

Little Pine

Salt Lake City
0 - 1 hrs
1.6 km
0 m
956 m
43 °
S
Little Pine is the king of S facing lines in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Difficult
Private
Tri Chutes

Tri Chutes

Salt Lake City
0 - 1 hrs
1.4 km
0 m
674 m
43 °
NW
The Tri-Chutes are a Wasatch classic with some of the longest open lines in the range.
Difficult
Private
Icefall

Icefall

Salt Lake City
2 - 3 hrs
3.8 km
462 m
1,047 m
44 °
S
Probably one of the best kept secrets in the Wasatch! Icefall is almost 2,000 feet long with a wide open headwall, tight chute and fun gully finish.
Difficult
Private
Big Piney
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Big Piney

Teton Pass
846 m
36 °
W
5 m
3.3 km
An expansive treeskiing zone that is north-west facing.
Difficult
Private
Second Turn
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Second Turn

Teton Pass
576 m
36 °
W
0 m
1.3 km
Wide open tree skiing that's just a bit farther than the first turn
Difficult
Private
Demoisy Bowl
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Demoisy Bowl

Snowbasin
156 m
30 °
E
6 m
0.6 km
A hidden bowl usually stocked with fresh lines. Recommended for experienced skiers.
Difficult
Private
Air Force Chute

Air Force Chute

Jackson Hole
0 - 1 hrs
1.6 km
11 m
688 m
42 °
N
A primo, steep couloir, which is also a major terrain trap.
Severe
Private
Pinedale Canyon

Pinedale Canyon

Jackson Hole
1 - 2 hrs
3.9 km
19 m
858 m
48 °
E
Steep tree skiing at its finest.
Severe
Private
No Name Canyon

No Name Canyon

Jackson Hole
1 - 2 hrs
5.2 km
190 m
941 m
46 °
N
Far out and full of goodness.
Severe
Private