Tolcat Canyon is the large and prominent chute that splits the N and S summits of Mount Olympus.

Statistics

1 - 2

hrs

147

m

1,318

m

49

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Tolcat Canyon is the large chute visible from multiple locations in the Salt Lake City Valley.

It takes a large snow year for this to fill in enough to ski it all the way to valley, but when snow is good it's a great run with excellent views of the whole valley below.

To access, park at the Mount Olympus Trailhead on Wasatch Boulevard.

Hike up the summer trail, past the gully and following the switchbacks.

Once you're towards the top of the switchbacks cut to the N and drop into Tolcat Canyon.

Skin up the canyon to the saddle.

The chute starts at the saddle between the N and S summits of Mount Olympus.

It drops in toward the city to the W.

The slope angle is in the mid thirties and it continues for about a thousand feet until it mellows out.

It continues down the gully and cuts left.

From here you'll want to skin back up to the south through some trees and cut out of the gully.

Next you'll ski a large open glade down to the summer trail.

If there is enough snow you can keep skiing down the trail, or take your skis off and walk down the trail.