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.

Charlie Boscoe




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 -


Little Pine

Little Pine is the king of S facing lines in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Tri Chutes

The Tri-Chutes are a Wasatch classic with some of the longest open lines in the range.


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.

Big Piney

An expansive treeskiing zone that is north-west facing.

Second Turn

Wide open tree skiing that's just a bit farther than the first turn

Demoisy Bowl

A hidden bowl usually stocked with fresh lines. Recommended for experienced skiers.

Air Force Chute

A primo, steep couloir, which is also a major terrain trap.