Argenta is a Wasatch classic offering fun tree skiing down a huge avalanche path.

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Park at the Argenta pull-out on the S side, 7.1 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon road.

Cross the creek and skin up the huge Argenta slide path trending to the right.

In the upper bowl head towards the W and gain the ridge, then follow this to the summit.

From the summit head N and E down the ridge.

There are several excellent tree lined gullies you can choose from at this point.

These will dump you down onto the lower slide path.

From here enjoy the playful terrain and halfpipes that lead right back down to the road.

The smaller trees are growing in pretty thick now and you can avoid some of them by ducking into the pines on either side of the run.

Another option for descent is backtracking on the skin track to the W ridge, and then dropping in through the steep pines into the main avalanche path.