Uphill route from Alta to Patsy Marley and Wolverine Cirque via Twin Lakes Pass

Statistics

2 - 3

hrs

549

m

2

m

25

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Easy

Description

Patsy Marley is one of the most popular ski touring zones in the Wasatch, with easy access from Alta and from Brighton.

This peak makes the west end of Wolverine Cirque, which is some of the best short chute skiing anywhere.

The northwest face of Patsy Marley is a wide open and mellow slope, popular all season in a variety of conditions. The approach mapped here is from Alta parking area to Twin Lakes Pass, then up the ridge to Patsy Marley from there.

This is an easier but slightly longer way to go than the alternative, which is to head straight up the west ridge of Patsy Marley from lower in Grizzly Gulch.